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Stephen King Plans To Write One More Dark Tower Story

It has been years since Stephen King wrapped up his epic Dark Tower series with “The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower” back in 2004. But King did surprise his fans with another Dark Tower tale in 2012 when the prolific author released The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole.”

Fans have been clamoring for another chapter of the series and it just might happen…According to King the answer is, “Yes, I think that might happen.”

You can check out King confirming this in the video below taken at a recent book-signing in Sarasota, Florida.  The writer was promoting his new novel “Sleeping Beauties”, which he co-wrote with his son Owen King.

My fingers are crossed! I will post more information as it becomes available.

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The Dark Tower To Be Released On Blu-ray & DVD October 31, 2017

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing the Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey sci-fi western film which is based on the famous book series from Stephen King. Idris Elba plays Roland, the last Gunslinger who is “locked in an eternal battle” with the Man in Black (played by Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey) in The Dark Tower.

The movie also stars Tom Taylor making his feature film debut, Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (Best Supporting Actor, Little Children, 2006).

Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King. The last Gunslinger, Roland (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the epic battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Fans can expect a lot of enjoyable extra content in the Blu-ray release including deleted scenes, a blooper reel and “A Look Through the Keyhole,” featuring three vignettes narrated by Roland as well as The Man in Black. There are also a total of five behind-the-scenes featurettes.

The ‘Last Time Around’ feature shows the filmmakers and Stephen King reveling “the plot points that allowed the film to pay tribute to everything great about the novels while making it a whole new experience for fans. In ‘The World Has Moved On…’ fans will be able to “step inside the fully realized sets and locations that play host to the physical embodiment of Stephen King’s Mid-World.

Matthew McConaughey will take “the audience inside his perceptions and process for portraying the villain Walter, aka The Man in Black” in ‘The Man in Black’ Feature.

Furthermore, fans will get a look behind-the-scenes and inside the stunt team’s process “for creating the action-packed battles” in ‘The Gunslinger in Action’ feature.

And Stephen King “discusses the journey from his book series to screen” in the ‘Stephen King Inspirations’ feature.

The Dark Tower is from Columbia Pictures and MRC. It was directed by Nikolaj Arcel from a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel. The film was produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins and executive produced by G. Mac Brown and Jeff Pinkner.

The Dark Tower will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 31, 2017.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Dark Tower Series Paperback Covers Fine Art Print

Suntup Editions is very pleased to present the spectacular mural artwork that graced not one, but 8 paperback re-issue book covers of The Dark Tower by Stephen King!

Instead of making a print for all eight covers, and because each of the individual covers form a single wide image when placed side by side, Suntup Editions decided to create a print of each of the two murals!

This amazingly vibrant, detailed series was created by Tony Mauro, for the covers of the 2017 paperback re-releases for The Dark Tower I – VII, as well as The Wind Through The Keyhole. When placed side by side, each cover forms part of a wide mural of The Dark Tower goodness! These prints are all signed by Tony Mauro, and have been sized to fit both the large and small archival folio boxes.

Available for pre-order from August 1st, 2017. Prints will be released on October 1st, 2017.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 40 copies of each size worldwide, plus 5 Artist Proofs and 5 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.
– Release Date: October 1, 2017
– Large Size: 24″ x 16”
– Small Size: 17″ x 11”

Order HERE.

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Watch The Dark Tower Magnum Opus Featurette

A new Magnum Opus featurette for Sony Pictures‘ upcoming The Dark Tower has arrived online!

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 Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley. The film is directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) from a script by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel. The producers are Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, and Erica Huggins. G. Mac Brown is executive producing.

The Dark Tower book series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The Dark Tower is coming to theaters on August 4, 2017.

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Stephen King Talks The Dark Tower In A World Exclusive From Empire Magazine

“You don’t sit down one day and say, ‘Well, I think I’ll write a magnus opus.’ But I said to myself, ‘This could be really long and really exciting and I wanna take a crack at it.’ Look what happened.” What happened, is that Stephen King (speaking exclusively in the brand new issue of Empire) wrote something so audaciously ambitious, so creatively complex, that it seemed unfilmable. The work in question? The Dark Tower, of course.

“It never seemed likely to me that someone would come along and want to make a film out of it,” King continues. “There were things from time to time, when people would talk about the possibility, but I never took it seriously.” The Dark Tower’s journey from page to screen has certainly been a colorful one, with J.J. Abrams attempting to adapt it alongside Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse as far back as 2007. Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman came on board in 2010, casting Javier Bardem as gunslinger Roland Deschain and planning to deliver three films with two television series sandwiched between. “I liked that idea,” King tells Empire. “Everybody did.”

Though Ron Howard eventually moved on, his replacement – first-time director Nikolaj Arcel (screenwriter for the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) – set about tackling Goldsman’s draft. “I like Akiva Goldsman as a writer very much,” says King. “(Akiva) said, ‘Why don’t we start in media res, in the middle of the story?’ Akiva’s idea and Nic’s idea, was to say, ‘Maybe this is the second time around for Roland Deschain…’”

After 10 years of in-production limbo, it was only “two years ago” when King started to actually believe this film would hit the big screen.

Remarkably, The Dark Tower pops the author’s producing cherry, also gifted casting approval over an ensemble headed by Idris Elba (“in the books, it’s never said that Roland Deschain is a Caucasian person”) and Matthew McConaughey (“to me, he was always Walter, pretty much the way I’d imagined him. When people fall back from him in fear, you understand why”).

According to King, The Dark Tower “is something completely new that melds the Western with fantasy. This is a risky project. It’s not backed up by a bunch of comic books. (It’s) scary. But I’m happy with what we’ve got.”

For more on The Dark Tower, including interviews with McConaughey and Elba, be sure to pick up the brand new issue of Empire.

Reprinted from Empire Magazine.

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Dark Tower Fans, IGN & Sony Present The Dixie Pig At San Diego Comic Con

Calling all San Diego Comic-Con and Dark Tower Super Fans! You’re invited to join IGN, Sony Pictures and MRC Studios in celebrating the highly anticipated release of The Dark Tower in theaters August 4th.

Join them at The Tipsy Crow for SDCC’s largest fan party, featuring a full venue transformation in to the ‘Dixie Pig (770 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA) on Thursday, July 20th at 8pm. Featuring ‘baby’ ribs, music, drinks and live entertainment along with the IGN team, this is the ultimate party you can’t miss!

21+ event. Valid photo I.D. required. Please no backpacks or hats. SDCC badges are not required.

All Hail the Crimson King.

Register HERE.

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Watch The New International Dark Tower Trailer

A new international trailer for Sony Pictures‘ upcoming The Dark Tower has arrived online and features some brand-new footage from the highly-anticipated film..

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 Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley. The film is directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) from a script by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel.

The Dark Tower book series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The Dark Tower is coming to theaters on August 4, 2017.

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Watch The New Dark Tower Featurette: The Legacy of The Gunslinger

Sony Pictures has released a new featurette for the upcoming The Dark Tower feature film, including interviews with stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and the series creator Stephen King!

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 comes to the big screen starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, The Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim (AKA Randall Flagg, The Man in Black, in the novels). The film is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair).

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon) as Tirana, and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, the right hand man of Randall Flagg. The film also features Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and Claudia Kiim (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The Dark Tower is coming to theaters on August 4, 2017.

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Watch Three New Dark Tower Previews 

Sony Pictures has unleashed three new The Dark Tower previews.

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 comes to the big screen starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, The Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim (AKA Randall Flagg, The Man in Black, in the novels). The film is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair).

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon) as Tirana, and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, the right hand man of Randall Flagg. The film also features Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and Claudia Kiim (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The Dark Tower is coming to theaters on August 4, 2017.

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Dark Tower Character Posters

The Dark Tower film has revealed two more character posters for the upcoming adaptation.

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 comes to the big screen starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, The Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim (AKA Randall Flagg, The Man in Black, in the novels). The film is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair).

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon) as Tirana, and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, the right hand man of Randall Flagg. The film also features Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and Claudia Kiim (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The Dark Tower is coming to theaters on August 4, 2017.

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