The Dark Tower (2017)

Also known as Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, this film is an American film in the category of science fiction fantasy horror as the adaptation of the book series by Stephen King with the same title. It was announced that the film will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel and starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. This film, according to the Entertainment Weekly, will tell about the fallen land of the Mid-World and there is someone trying to save the world by reaching the tower standing at the nexus point.

Team & Companies

Nikolaj Arcel is a writer and director that is known for Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009), En Kongelig Affære (2012), Kvinden I Buret (2013, and Fasandræberne (2014). The Dark Tower is written and directed by him. In writing the screenplay, he is in collaboration with Akiva Goldsman, Anders Thomas Jense and Jeff Pinkner. Arcel has also written and directed some other films and he deserves this new chance.

Fortunately, the team behind The Dark Tower film has already been complete. The casting is handled by Marisol Roncali and Mary Vernieu. They recruit some actors and actresses, including Katheryn Winnick, Idris Elba acting as the Gunslinger, Matthew McConaughey starring as Man in Black, Abbey Lee acting as Tirana, Jackie Earle Haley playing as Sayre, Claudia Kim as Arra Champignon, Fran Kranz acting as Pimli, Jose Zuniga as Dr Hotchkiss, Tom Taylor playing as Jake Chambers and Michael Barbieri as Timmy.

There are some major characters in The Dark Tower film. They are Roland Deschain by Idris Elba, Walter Padick by Matthew McConaughey and Jake Chambers by Tom Taylor. Roland Deschain is a frontiersman knight with the primary weapon of a pair of revolvers. Walter Padick is an ageless sorcerer and deceiver that also seek to reach the tower. Then, Jake Chambers is a young boy that will be with Roland in completing the journey.

Some producers such as G. Mac Brown, Erica Huggins, and Jeff Pinkner are involved. The team is completed by music by Junkie XL, cinematography by Rasmus Videbæk, film editing by Alan Edward Bell, production design by Christopher Glass, costume design by Trish Summerville, makeup department by Felicity Bowring, production management by Marc A. Hammer and Carol Heij, and so on. The Dark Tower also make some companies join, such as Media Rights Capital, Imagine Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Weed Road Pictures as the production companies. Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing and Universal Pictures International should thank to the distribution rights of the film that they get. Other companies, ARRI Rental and Siam Costumes International, are also involved.


The production of The Dark Tower film adaptation has been ongoing since almost 10 years ago. It began in 2007, but unfortunately there were some starts and stops that make the process run so long. The production began running smoothly after the Media Rights Capital and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced in July 2015 that they would continue the production under the Nikolaj Arcel’s direction. The original director was actually J. J. Abrams, but he announced that we would no longer join the project and the position was taken by Ron Howard. But finally, the director is under the Nikolaj Arcel’s control after he was offered by the production company, Sony.


The Dark Tower seems to be so popular. There are lots of moviegoers waiting for this film. They may be anxious because the film has been ongoing production since 2007 and it is a very long time to wait until its release date. The film will hit Brazil theaters on 16th February 2017 under the title A Torre Negra. In the same day, the film will be also released in Czech Republic, Portugal, and Slovakia. One day after, the film is set to hit Spain, UK, Ireland, Norway, and USA.

The film will be available in France on 22nd February 2017. In Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, and Russia, the film will be released on 23rd February. One day later, it will hit the theaters in Bulgaria, Romania, Sweden and Turkey. Finally, Denmark will display the film on 16th March 2017. The Dark Tower is also known as La Torre Oscura in Spain, Musta torni in Finland, La Tour somber in France, La Torre Oscura in Mexico, and Kara Kule in Turkey.

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