Stephen King: The Dark Tower Movie May Upset Fans

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The long-awaited film adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy classic The Dark Tower is finally in production. However the author warns that changes to the story may upset fans,

Speaking on the EW podcast King said:

“I expect that the movie will start where the books start, Y’know, ‘The man in black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.’ I think that nails it right in place for people. I’ve been pretty insistent on that, and I think everyone’s on board with it.” he then went on to say that is where the changes will start. “It starts sort of in medias res, in the middle of the story, instead of at the beginning, which may upset some of the fans a little bit. But they will get behind it, because it is the story.”

Previous casting news seemed to suggests that the movies will skip a few of the beginning books as characters that don’t appear until further on in the series have been cast already. Fans should expect changes, the Dark Tower Series encompasses eight novels, written between 1982 and 2012. So it’s a mammoth task to adapt for the big screen, not to mention how difficult it will be to capture the books bizarre blend of classic western, horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.

Recent set photos show Idris Elba looking the part and I for one cannot wait for this movie.

Idris with his traditional western mobile device

Idris with his traditional western mobile device

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The Dark Tower will star Idris Elba as gunslinger Roland Deschain, while Matthew McConaughey will play the main villain Walter Padick, aka the Man in Black. It’s directed by Nikolaj Arcel, who previously helmed the Oscar-nominated ‘A Royal Affair’. The film is set to be released on February 23, 2017.





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