'THE DARK TOWER'
STEPHEN KING FANTASY MOVIE
|Dark Tower will rise this August|
|King got $20 million for movie rights|
Jake Chambers is an 11-year-old adventure seeker (Tom Taylor) who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters a Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the DARK TOWER that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save all existence from extinction by Hell. But with various monsters and a vicious
|Christian Bale and Javier Bardem were in the run for Gunslinger role|
A TV SERIES COMING AS WELL
The project has been envisioned as three movies and two seasons of a TV series, following the release of the first film, a TV series set within the same continuity is scheduled to be released in 2018. Both Elba and Taylor are set to reprise their roles as Roland and Jake respectively.
Reportedly the series will potentially fill in the backstory to the film, being based on King's The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass, and star a younger actor playing a young Roland. This, of course, depends on the success of the first movie this summer.
|King was inspired by Browning's poem Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came|