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New ‘Dark Tower’ Featurette Released

A new featurette for Stephen King’s upcoming Dark Tower film has just been released.

The featurette contains some new footage and interview snippets from King, Idris Elba who portrays the Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey who plays the sinister Man in Black.

Along with the film, Entertainment Weekly confirmed that the rumored television series based on one of the books in the Dark Tower series will absolutely happen, stating that “MRC and Sony Pictures, which is releasing the film, have committed not just to financing a pilot but a full run of between 10 and 13 episodes, depending on how the scripts and story arcs develop. The Dark Tower show will begin shooting in 2017 with plans to premiere it in 2018, ideally around the time the film becomes available on cable or streaming services.” read more

Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba Cast in ‘Dark Tower,’ Confirmed by Stephen King

 

Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba have been cast in ‘Dark Tower,’ as confirmed by Stephen King himself today.  He tweeted the news today saying, “It’s official: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed. DarkTowerMovie @McConaughey @IdrisElba”   The two actors had been mentioned as possible additions to the cast in the past few months.

Nikolaj Arcel is directing the film, which will be produced by  Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins.   Universal pulled out of the project back in 2011,   after which Sony picked it up. It is scheduled to be released January of next year.   You can view the tweets posted today below. read more