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Dark Tower Blu-ray, DVD Release Date and Details Announced

19 September 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Idris Elba (Prometheus) and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club, 2013) star in The Dark Tower, the epic adventure based on the Stephen King book series, debuting on digital October 17 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD October 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland, the last Gunslinger (Idris Elba) has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from destroying the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle.

The Dark Tower also stars Tom Taylor making his feature film debut as Jake Chambers, Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) as Laurie, Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Arra, Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Tirana and Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Best Supporting Actor, »

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The Dark Tower Coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 31st from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

19 September 2017 11:22 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is giving horror fans a new title to add to their hallowed Halloween movie marathons with their October 31st release of The Dark Tower on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD, following the film's arrival on digital platforms beginning October 17th:

Press Release: Culver City, Calif. (September 19, 2017) – Idris Elba (Prometheus) and Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey (Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club, 2013) star in The Dark Tower, the epic adventure based on the Stephen King book series, debuting on digital October 17 and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™, Blu-ray and DVD October 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland, the last Gunslinger (Idris Elba) has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from destroying the DarkTower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle. The Dark Tower »

- Derek Anderson

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You’ll Float Too: Ranking Stephen King’s Film And TV Adaptations

2 September 2017 7:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not only is Stephen King one of the most recognizable names in literature, but he’s also one of the most adapted writers ever to put pen to paper. With over 240 writing credits to his name, filmmakers and showrunners return to his work time and again in an attempt to deliver new takes on classic tales of drama and horror. While his work remains popular, the name of Stephen King is not always a guarantee of quality when it comes to movies and television. Screenwriters and directors have often taken his source material and delivered interpretations that have been decidedly below par – for example, 2003’s Dreamcatcher, or 1993’s The Tommyknockers. Ultimately, however, these unfortunate attempts only serve to make the successful projects all the more impressive.

This dichotomy is perfectly illustrated by 2017’s movie release slate. On August 18th, The Dark Tower arrived. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, and written by Arcel, »

- Sarah Myles

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‘The Dark Tower’ Review

18 August 2017 4:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Ben Gavin, Claudia Kim, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Nicholas Pauling, Michael Barbieri, José Zúñiga | Written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel | Directed by Nikolaj Arcel

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” As opening lines go, The Gunslinger’s should be up there with Pride and Prejudice’s universally acknowledged truth for sheer iconicism. We say should be, for Stephen King’s epic fantasy Western always was one of his most underappreciated, and less read.

Hence director Nikolaj Arcel and his screenwriters (plus committee, who had a big hand in this aberration) jettisoning that powerful, brilliant, stark opening in favour of modern-day New York and a teenage protagonist. For those unfamiliar with the books, The Dark Tower won’t be even nearly so offensive. Constant readers will »

- Joel Harley

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The Dark Tower Film Review! Does It Live Up To The Hype?

6 August 2017 11:24 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

(Aotn) ‘The Dark Tower”, the multi-decade work of master storyteller Mr.Stephen King, has, at long last, finally be made into a feature film. After having the opportunity to view the film I have come away with a couple of notions, most notably that much more work could have and should have been done to make the final product more appealing to the countless fans that have followed this book series throughout the years.

Stephen King has two major movies coming out this year “The Dark Tower” and “It”. “The Dark Tower” books were first released in 1982, and the final one was released in 2012. With much of King’s work the story of the Dark Tower seems to find it’s way into much of his other work as well. King has called The Dark Tower series his magnum opus. The series was chiefly inspired by the poem “Childe Roland »

- Stephen Nepa

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Box Office: ‘Dark Tower’ Barely Edging Out ‘Dunkirk’ With Dismal $18 Million

4 August 2017 1:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Dark Tower” is set to (just barely) edge out “Dunkirk” as the summer box office loses even more steam, early estimates showed Friday.

Sony and Mrc’s adaptation is projected to win the weekend with about $18 million at 3,449 locations for the Friday-Sunday period while Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” should finish a close second with about $16 million at 4,014 sites. Should the estimate hold, “The Dark Tower” will post the second-lowest total of a weekend winner this year, above only the Feb. 3 to Feb. 5 Super Bowl frame, when the third weekend of “Split” won with $14.4 million.

Sony’s second weekend of “The Emoji Movie” appears headed for third place with $12 million to $14 million. Aviron’s launch of Halle Berry’s “Kidnap” is pegged for a fourth-place battle with Annapurna’s expanded run of Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit” in the $8 million to $10 million range. Universal’s third weekend of “Girls Trip” and Focus Features’ second »

- Dave McNary

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Box Office: ‘Dark Tower’ Fires Off $1.8 Million on Thursday Night

4 August 2017 7:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Dark Tower” shot to $1.8 million at 2,770 North American locations on Thursday night.

Sony and MRC’s adaptation is projected to win the weekend with about $20 million to $25 million at 3,449 locations. The studio is being slightly more conservative with a $19 million forecast for the action fantasy, based on Stephen King’s series of eight novels.

The Thursday night previews started at 7:19 p.m.,  in keeping with King’s use of the time “19:19” and the number 19  in his works. The $1.8 million total is equivalent to Paramount’s “Ghost in the Shell,” which opened with $18.7 million on the March 31-April 2 weekend.

The Dark Tower,” which cost $60 million to make, stars Idris Elba as the Gunslinger — a sort of supernatural law enforcement officer protecting the Dark Tower. Matthew McConaughey portrays the Man in Black, who’s on a mission of total destruction.

Nikolaj Arcel directed from a script by the writing teams of Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and »

- Dave McNary

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‘Dark Tower’ Shoots to $1.8 Million at Thursday Box Office

4 August 2017 7:11 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Dark Tower” earned $1.8 million at the Thursday box office, on track for Sony’s estimate of an opening weekend in the high teens. “The Dark Tower” is directed by Nikolaj Arcel, who co-wrote the screenplay with Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinker, and Anders Thomas Jensen. Producers are Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Stephen King. It stars Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. Elba is Roland Deschain, a.k.a. The Gunslinger, a roaming knight of the Old West who resides in a parallel dimension known as Mid-World. He crosses paths with Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), an 11-year-old New Yorker with wanderlust who accidentally crosses over. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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The Dark Tower TV Series still on track despite poor reviews for the film adaptation

4 August 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Despite the heavy criticism surrounding the yet as unreleased The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughy, TV bigwigs remain unmoved in their determination to adapt Stephen King’s fantasy into a TV series.

Related: The Dark Tower News, Trailers and Images

The announcement of the former The Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara hoping on board as a showrunner means the adaptation of the fourth book in the series “Wizard and Glass” is still very much on track.

With production on the series due to start in 2018, it is reported that Mrc is looking to produce between ten to thirteen episodes for the first season, as yet there are no cable network partners attached but Mrc are hoping to find a taker before production begins.

Roland (Idris Elba) in Columbia PicturesThe Dark Tower.

It is said that Elba will be playing a part in the series, »

- Zehra Phelan

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The Dark Tower – Review

4 August 2017 5:05 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Roland (Idris Elba) in Columbia PicturesThe Dark Tower. Courtesy of Sony Pictures (c)

The Dark Tower attempts to condense Stephen King’s wide-ranging epic book series of good versus evil into a two-hour film, with results that are unlikely to please many fans, despite a cast that includes Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

Idris Elba plays The Last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, whose task is to prevent The Man In Black, Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey) from destroying the Dark Tower that protects the universe from the demons who would overrun it. In contemporary New York, a 14-year-old boy named Jacob (Tom Taylor) has visions of the Dark Tower, the Man In Black and the Gunslinger, while the city is shaken by periodic mysterious earthquakes. The visions worry Jacob’s mother, who thinks they area manifestation of his grief since the death of his father, but Jacob’s stepfather is »

- Cate Marquis

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Film Review: Good vs. Evil Brightly Entertaining in ‘The Dark Tower’

3 August 2017 11:10 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Nobody does good vs. evil archetypes like author Stephen King, and this framework is purposeful in the film adaptation of King’s “The Dark Tower.” The popular book series gets a visual kick through the rendering of director Nikolaj Arcel and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

It will be left to the readers of the book series to gauge the film’s ultimate success, but to somebody walking in who knows nothing of the story (like me), the parallel worlds and mystical forces surrounding it was fascinating both as science fiction and blithe fantasy. With characters like “The Man in Black” and “The Gunslinger” facing off – over the ultimate power contained in a hub in the universe called The Dark Tower – it’s best to sit back while this confrontation inspires the visual wonders, that are righteously delivered in our current movie era. It’s not perfect, and »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Dark Tower TV Series Lines Up Glen Mazzara as Showrunner

3 August 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With The Dark Tower opening in theaters this weekend, moviegoers will be transported to Mid-World on the big screen, but the seminal Stephen King book series is making some progress on the small screen as well, with a showrunner now set.

According to THR, Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead, Damien) is set to serve as showrunner for The Dark Tower TV series from Media Rights Capital and Sony Pictures Television. The series is currently in the development stages, as it still needs to find a network to call home, but it's expected to comprise 10–13 episodes and filming could begin as early as 2018 if things move forward (The Dark Tower's box office performance could be a factor in whether or not the series comes to fruition).

An "origin story" of sorts, The Dark Tower TV series is expected to include Idris Elba as Roland The Gunslinger, Dennis Haysberg as Roland's father, »

- Derek Anderson

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'The Dark Tower' Review: Blockbuster Take on Stephen King's Epic Is Major Misfire

3 August 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

So much is so wrong about The Dark Tower, the stunted film version of Stephen King's marvelously dense and dazzling series of eight novels, that it's hard to know where to kick off a critical reckoning. The crux of the problem is that the bestselling author's magnum opus deserves an open-ended miniseries treatment, akin to what HBO has done with Game of Thrones or Peter Jackson's treatment of the magnificent cinematic trilogy Lord of the Rings.

Instead, we get a 95-minute movie that plays like a mash-up of »

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‘The Dark Tower’ Review: Entertaining Fantasy Pulp Destined to Be Forgotten

3 August 2017 4:12 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

From start to finish The Dark Tower, directed by Nikolaj Arcel from the popular book series by Stephen King, feels like something salvaged from something else. The result is a mostly entertaining piece of fantasy pulp that is a victim of trying to do too much and too little at the same time. For better or worse, this film is a testament to how hard telling a story can be, especially when a version of that story has been told over many books over many years and is beloved by many fans.

But let’s stick with what’s in the movie. There’s a kid named Jake (Tom Taylor) who’s having nightmares he’s convinced are real. Jake’s mother (Katheryn Winnick) and crappy stepfather (Nicholas Pauling) think he’s crazy, but of course he’s not. There’s a Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey, eating ham sandwiches »

- Dan Mecca

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‘The Dark Tower’ Review: Stephen King’s Magnum Opus Is Now a Disaster of a Film

2 August 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

No one would ever accuse Stephen King of lacking ambition — particularly when it comes to his self-professed magnum opus, “The Dark Tower,” an eight-book series that chronicles an epic battle where the fate of the entire universe (known and unknown) hangs in the balance as the powers of good and evil duke it out for ultimate supremacy. King’s vision is essentially a western sci-fi in which a sullen gunslinger battles through a fantastical land to reach the titular dark tower that holds together multiple universes on the verge of collapse. It’s a series that has everything, including a cameo by none other than King himself, who writes the stories as they’re playing out on the page.

That’s only part of the reason why the books have mostly been considered “unadaptable,” though plenty of filmmakers — from J.J. Abrams to Ron Howard — have tried. Now the movie’s finally been made, »

- Kate Erbland

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HFPA at 75: Meet the Foreign Press

2 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As the voters behind the annual Golden Globes, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. exert an enormous influence on award season. But who are they? Variety asked five HFPA members to discuss their home territories, and lives on the circuit.

Tina Jøhnk Christensen

(Denmark, member since 2013)

Biggest surprise hit in home territory

The French film “The Intouchables” and the German film “Toni Erdmann” were huge successes in Denmark — both surprisingly so. Also, recently, “Get Out” became a surprising hit in Denmark.

Biggest Hollywood star

The Danes watch a lot of Hollywood films and the biggest Hollywood stars are Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as Scarlett Johansson and Viggo Mortensen, who have Danish heritage. But Danes are probably even more interested in Danish stars. Denmark is a very small nation of around five million people, so when Mads Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Connie Nielsen and Sidse Babett-Knudsen make it internationally »

- Shalini Dore

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The Dark Tower Soundtrack From Composer Tom Holkenborg Available August 4

28 July 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of The Dark Tower (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of the prolific Dutch composer Tom Holkenborg. The soundtrack will be released digitally on July 28 and on CD on August 4. The movie opens in theaters nationwide on August 4.

About the film and soundtrack, Tom Holkenborg says: “Dark Tower is an incredible mix of horror, fantasy and western, it inhabits a unique and singular world, human and personal, yet also other, and the score had to try and reflect this. It was a fascinating project to work on, and an honor trying to score the words and imagination of the great Stephen King.”

There are other worlds than these.  Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen.

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has »

- Michelle Hannett

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'The Dark Tower': Everything You Need to Know About the Stephen King Fantasy Epic

27 July 2017 7:22 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Back in the long-ago age of 1978, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction published a novella called The Gunslinger by Stephen King, who at the time had just rocketed from obscurity to the best-seller list with his books Carrie, 'Salem's Lot, The Shining and The Stand. Already regarded as a master of horror fiction, the author proved just as adept at epic fantasy, telling a story about an archetypal western hero named Roland, on a quest through a mystical desert on a ravaged parallel Earth, in pursuit of a »

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Akiva Goldsman Signs First-Look Deal With Paramount, Leaves Warner Bros.

11 July 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Akiva Goldsman has signed a two-year first-look deal at Paramount Pictures for his Weed Road production company, leaving Warner Bros. after many years.

Goldsman has been one of Hollywood’s most prolific screenwriters and producers for the past two decades. He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2001 for “A Beautiful Mind” and has writing credits on “Batman Forever,” “Batman & Robin,” “I Am Legend,” “Cinderella Man,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels & Demons,” “I Robot,” “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.”

Goldsman shares screenwriting credit for Sony’s upcoming “The Dark Tower” with Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen and Arcel. He is a producer along with Ron Howard, Erica Huggins and Stephen King. The film, starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, opens Aug. 11.

Goldsman’s producing credits date back to the 1990s with “Lost in Space” and “Deep Blue Sea” and include “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Starsky and Hutch, »

- Dave McNary

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Watch three new ‘Dark Tower’ TV spots

4 June 2017 11:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Dark Tower TV spots land ahead of the film’s release this coming August.

Sony Pictures have debuted three new TV spots for their big summer release The Dark Tower. There’s not too long to go now until the big-screen adaptation of the Stephen King movie hits the big screen, and these new promos give us a brand new look at the movie. You can watch the new Dark Tower TV spots in the players below.

Dark Tower TV spots

I’ve got to admit, I personally don’t know a great deal about the source material, but speaking to people and firing up some of the forums online, I can see that it has a huge following and this film is a hot ticket for the summer months.

Here’s a little more about the movie.

Related: Watch the trailer for The Dark Tower

Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, »

- Paul Heath

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