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Ynms: Tomb Raider

27 September 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Seán here. Another day, another reboot, another Academy Award Winning Supporting Actress. And not unlike Angelina Jolie at the time, Alicia Vikander is aiming to capitalise on an Oscar with a leading role in a big star making vehicle. Vikander has an advantage compared to Jolie at this time, with some notable credits like Ex Machina and A Royal Affair to upsell her Oscar. Angelina Jolie has had one of the patchiest filmographies for anyone supposedly a mega-famous superstar. The two Tomb Raider films Jolie starred in were snoozefests, making the 2018 reboot something no one is going to be precious about, while raising the important question "why bother?"

The reason is that - at least on paper - Lara Croft is a perfect action heroine. »

- Seán McGovern

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Stephen King explains what went wrong with The Dark Tower

26 September 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Author Stephen King has explained why he feels The Dark Tower wasn’t a success.

The Dark Tower wasn’t a total disaster but it didn’t blow any doors off either, and it failed to excite audiences in the same way King’s book series had done in the past.

Putting out his own theories on why the film didn’t come together as well as it could have, King told Vulture during a recent interview that the movie’s age rating was a contributing factor.

“The major challenge was to do a film based on a series of books that’s really long, about 3,000 pages. The other part of it was the decision to do a PG-13 feature adaptation of books that are extremely violent and deal with violent behavior in a fairly graphic way. That was something that had to be overcome, although I’ve gotta say, »

- Samuel Brace

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The Dark Tower Blu-ray release date and special features revealed

24 September 2017 8:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower may not have set the box office alight this summer, grossing just $110 million worldwide from a budget of $60 million, so Sony Pictures will be hoping it finds a new audience with its home-entertainment release, which has been confirmed for this October. The film will hit Digital HD in North America on October 17th and Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on October 31st, with a UK release following on December 11th. Check out the cover artwork and list of special features below…

See Also: Order via Amazon Us or Amazon UK

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes

Blooper Reel

A Look Through the Keyhole

Five Featurettes

“Last Time Around”

“The World Has Moved On…”

“The Man in Black”

“The Gunslinger in Action”

Stephen King Inspirations”

4K Blu-ray Technical Specs:

Dolby Vision enabled presentation of the film

Dolby Atmos English Audio track

See Also:Idris Elba »

- Amie Cranswick

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"Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" - More New Footage

20 September 2017 4:46 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new footage, plus images from the upcoming live-action "Tomb Raider" reboot, directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") as 'Lara Croft', opening March 16, 2018:

"We see 'Lara' as a young woman," said director Uthaug, "...smart and capable but largely unfocused, and follow her on a dangerous journey...

"...that will push her to her limits in every sense and allow her to hone...

"...the 'skills' she needs to ultimately become who she was meant to be..."

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series...

...gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.

In 2012 she »

- Michael Stevens

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The Dark Tower review

20 August 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Stephen King's The Dark Tower finally makes it to the screen. And not without problems...

The consensus among fans of Stephen King's epic fantasy novels seems to be that the long-gestating film adaptation of The Dark Tower has forgotten the face of its father. This isn't going to be one of those reviews, as it comes from a Dark Tower newbie who has yet to read the books, but judging it on its merits as a film, it's not a whole lot better than that.

As adaptations go, it's come out of long spells of development by Jj Abrams and Ron Howard with a killer idea – it's billed as a continuation of the series, in which its events take place over again at some point after the final book. You'd expect that this approach will offer a new story for the experts and a jumping-on point for the newbies, »

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The Dark Tower review – sketchy sequel to Stephen King’s fantasy saga

20 August 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Too many genres spoil the interdimensional broth in this adaptation starring Idris Elba

The Dark Tower is a series of eight books by Stephen King unfolding what I suppose you’d call a mythos, via a salad of genres including science fiction, cosmic fantasy and the western. King fans were troubled to learn that the film adaptation would only be 95 minutes long; for most of us, that’ll be more than plenty. Apparently conceived as a sequel to the books, this feels like an attempt to take Tolkien, The Matrix, Harry Potter, Shane and a rapidly axed TV mini-series or two and cram them all into a half-pint jug.

Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) presides over a sketchy mishmash of portals-and-immortals cosmology involving our old friend the Strangely Gifted Child With Visions (Tom Taylor), an interdimensional cowboy known as the Gunslinger (Idris Elba, muttering away in rueful basso) and a fiendish sorcerer (Matthew McConaughey, »

- Jonathan Romney

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The Dark Tower Review

16 August 2017 6:03 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

With Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) at the helm, adapting from the work of the venerable author Stephen King – assembling a cast led by Matthew McConaughey and Idris ElbaThe Dark Tower is proof that sometimes you can have all the right ingredients, and yet still burn your dinner.

Jake (Tom Taylor) has been having vivid dreams for as long as he can remember, picturing a whole other world, protected by a lone, colossal tower, that protects the future of mankind from the dark forces desperate to take it down. While his mother thinks he needs some professional help, Jake follows his instinct, and when entering in to a portal, he transports to the world he has seen in his dreams – and he meets Roland (Elba), the very final Gunslinger, and in turn, the only man who seems to be able to take down the nefarious Man »

- Stefan Pape

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"Tomb Raider" - More 'Lara Croft'

10 August 2017 7:32 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images from the upcoming live-action "Tomb Raider" feature, directed by Roar Uthaug, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") as 'Lara Croft', opening March 16, 2018:

"We see Lara as a young woman," said director Uthaug, "...smart and capable but largely unfocused, and follow her on a dangerous journey...

"...that will push her to her limits in every sense and allow her to hone the skills she needs to ultimately become who she was meant to be..."

Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York.

She began her professional acting career appearing in Swedish television series, gaining recognition for her role as 'Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt' in the TV drama "Andra Avenyn" (2008–10).

Vikander made her feature film debut in "Pure" (2010), winning the 'Guldbagge Award' for 'Best Actress'.

In 2012 she portrayed 'Princess »

- Michael Stevens

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Stephen King says a sequel to The Dark Tower needs to be R-rated

9 August 2017 6:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony and Mrc’s long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy epic The Dark Tower may not have set the box office alight, although the film has recouped around half of its $60 million production budget, and with many international markets still to come, the Nikolaj Arcel-directed film could well go on to turn a profit. Whether that will be enough to see a sequel greenlighted remains to be seen, but if that is the case, then author King believes it has shake off the restrictions of a PG-13 rating and go down the R-rated route.

“I understand the rationale behind the movie that is PG-13,” said King in an interview with Bmd. “I was totally signed off on that. I want as many people in the tent as possible, for all kinds of reasons. Part of it has to do with the dynamic between the Gunslinger and the boy. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Dark Tower tops the U.S. box office with $19.5 million

6 August 2017 2:33 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite a wave of negative reviews, Columbia Pictures and Mrc’s The Dark Tower has opened in first place at the North American box office this weekend, with the film grossing $19.5 million across the Friday to Sunday period.

Internationally, the $60 million-budgeted fantasy grossed a further $8 million from 19 countries, meaning it has recouped almost half of its budget with the majority of international markets still to come, including the UK on August 18th.

The rest of the domestic top five included Dunkirk ($17.6 million), The Emoji Movie ($12.4 million), Girls Trip ($11.4 million) and Kidnap ($10.2 million).

See Also: Read our review of The Dark Tower here

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 Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara to serve as showrunner on The Dark Tower TV series

6 August 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Dark Tower feature film may have found itself struggling with critics and audiences [read our review here], but it seems the planned TV show spinoff Wizard and Glass is still moving forward, with THR reporting that The Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara has signed on to serve as showrunner.

“I’ve been a Stephen King fan for decades and the opportunity to adapt The Dark Tower as a TV series is a great honor,” states Mazzara. “The events of The Gunslinger, Wizard & Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole, and other tales need a long format to capture the complexity of Roland’s coming of age — how he became the Gunslinger, how Walter became the Man in Black, and how their rivalry cost Roland everything and everyone he ever loved. I could not be more excited to tell this story. It feels like being given the key to a treasure chest. And oh yeah, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Dark Tower, Detroit and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power top Tanner's What to Watch weekend preview

4 August 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Dark Tower, Detroit and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power top Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewThe Dark Tower, Detroit and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power top Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewTanner Zipchen8/4/2017 12:40:00 Pm

This weekend in theatres we have The Dark Tower, Detroit and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth of Power!

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is the most ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors. Now, the story makes its long-awaited launch on the big screen, starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim. The film is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair). The action in this is pretty epic and a must-see on the big screen!

From the Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of one of »

- Tanner Zipchen

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The Dark Tower is set to beat Detroit in its opening weekend

3 August 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Dark Tower is expected to beat the box office takings of Detroit when the film debuts this weekend.

Stephen King fans and Dark Tower readers are eagerly anticipating the release of book’s loose adaptation. The fantasy epic has been a long time in the making — bringing the world of Roland Deschain to the big screen has been no easy task.

And while it doesn’t look like the film will be the hit many fans of the novel would have hoped for, the film starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey is set to beat its opening weekend rival Detroit at the box office.

Variety is reporting that The Dark Tower is looking at a $20 – $25 million haul this weekend, beating that of Detroit’s projected takings of $10 – $15 million. As is usually the case, the studio behind The Dark Tower is predicting a more conservative $19 million.

The Dark Tower has »

- Samuel Brace

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Movie Review: Stephen King’s fantasy saga is reincarnated as a dud in The Dark Tower

3 August 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Oh, to think what a director like Guillermo Del Toro—or anyone from the current crop of hungry young genre directors—might have done with a film version of Stephen King’s fantasy cycle The Dark Tower. But instead of the sort of nerdy fantastist the material deserves, we’ve ended up with Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), a stolid Dane who earns his journeyman card by getting through an entire movie full of child-snatching monsters, interdimensional travel, antique firearms, and wacky sorcery without even once giving the sense that he thinks that any of this stuff is cool. No, Arcel has that dark, dry style of unpresuming competence that’s never uncalled for, but could honestly be used to shrink-wrap any script—it’s just that in this case, it’s a pointless adaptation of The Dark Tower, in which even the corn and sap instincts of producer and »

- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

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What's Next for 'The Dark Tower' Cinematic Universe

3 August 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

After more than 10 years of turbulent development, the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower finally made its way to the big screen this weekend, earning a modest $19.5 million at the box office.

The project, directed by Danish helmer Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), is based on King's eight-book fantasy series about the world's last gunslinger (Idris Elba) who is determined to hunt down the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) in order to protect the Dark Tower. It moved from director to director over the years (J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard were both attached »

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What's Next for 'The Dark Tower' Cinematic Universe

3 August 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

After more than 10 years of turbulent development, the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower finally made its way to the big screen this weekend, earning a modest $19.5 million at the box office.

 

The project, directed by Danish helmer Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), is based on King's eight-book fantasy series about the world's last gunslinger (Idris Elba) who is determined to hunt down the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) in order to protect the Dark Tower. It moved from director to director over the years (J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard were both attached »

- Rebecca Ford,Lesley Goldberg

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Stephen King on Idris Elba as The Gunslinger: “Why shouldn’t he be black?”

3 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Idris Elba’s casting as The Gunslinger in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower came at a time when Hollywood was (and still is) under fire more than ever about a lack of diversity in their films. Fans have petitioned for Idris Elba to play James Bond for a while now, but while he may not be donning a tuxedo anytime soon, he did break barriers by taking on an iconic role many visualize as a white male.

Of course, some fans caused a commotion stating that the character should have remained white as intended. Amusingly, one of the people who was delighted with the casting was the author himself: Stephen King. Speaking To CinemaBlend, the writer talks about the controversy, and also finds time to take a dig at Game of Thrones

“What I said in a tweet, after all of that discussion started, was that I didn’t care what color he was, »

- Jordan Jones

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The Dark Tower is not reviewing well, and it all may boil down to “clashing visions” on set

3 August 2017 6:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The long-awaited film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is nearly here, and early reviews are not being kind to it. As of this writing, the movie is sitting at a lowly 18% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Reading various reactions across the web, the main criticism seems to be that it’s a middling adaptation of some amazing source material. For example, take this excerpt from our recent review of The Dark Tower written by Flickering Myth’s Rob Kojder…

” … that’s part of a larger problem with The Dark Tower; it’s so uninvolved that it feels like nothing actually matters. The world building is to be appreciated, but the actual story and characters are a slap in the face to their depth in the novels”. 

Now let’s compare that with a snippet from IGN’s review, written by Marty Silva…

The Dark Tower film is a superficial adaption that, »

- Jordan Jones

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Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey on what brought them to The Dark Tower

2 August 2017 8:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Dark Tower stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey recently say down with Cinemablend to discuss what convinced them to sign on to play The Gunslinger and Man in Black respectively in the upcoming Stephen King adaptation. Their answers are surprisingly simple: Originality. Check out what the pair had to say below:

Elba: “What brought me was this opportunity to make something original, something that was definitely going to be an exercise for the imagination of any audience, whether you read the books or not. Getting to play a gunslingin’ hero, that was my main one. Outside of wanting to work with Matthew [McConaughey] and Nic [Arcel] and the Sony team, it was really about this page one fantastic new idea, new film, new concept, new franchise, new hero.”

McConaughey: “There are franchises out there, and I’ve seen them, had some offers, and they were ones that I even liked. But »

- Jordan Jones

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‘The Dark Tower’: Clashing Visions, Brutal Test Screenings Plagued Journey to Big Screen

1 August 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With millions of loyal readers and a fantastical setting, Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” book series has tantalized Hollywood. The movie business is always on the prowl for the next “Lord of the Rings” or “Harry Potter.” King’s novels, about a mysterious gunslinger on a quest to save the universe, had the markings of a potential blockbuster.

However, getting the promising adaptation to the big screen took more than a decade and suffered several setbacks along the way, as one top director and screenwriter after another — including J.J. Abrams, who originally optioned the material — tried and failed to wrest the author’s eight-book opus into a workable film. After Universal Pictures scrapped plans to make a series of interconnected films and television shows with Ron Howard running point, Modi Wiczyk, co-founder of Media Rights Capital, set the project up under a co-financing deal with Sony Pictures.

In 2015, MRC and Sony jointly announced they had found »

- Brent Lang

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