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‘The Dark Tower’ Is Really Happening, First Photos Emerge

We’ve been talking about making Stephen King’s infamous Dark Tower series into a movie for quite some time. We’ve been through our fair share of casting rumors and confirmations, but one thing we know for sure… the movie is coming. Now courtesy of the film’s crew, we have our first set photos.

Out February 2017, The Dark Tower will be the first installation in what will likely become a trilogy. As per Games Radar, a site that intimately understands and worships all things nerdy and wonderful, has been trying to decipher and speculate as much about the film as possible pre-production. They report:

The Dark Tower is being touted as the first chapter in a fantasy franchise starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as his adversary, Walter Padick. However, it won’t necessarily follow the story chronologically. Where Stephen King’s books begin with a tale about Roland – aka The Gunslinger – hunting down the Man In Black, this batch of set photos seem to confirm earlier rumors: the first flick will nab bits and pieces from all over the novels. The cast of characters announced so far have tipped us off to that – and that shot of the twins is another big giveaway.

Pumped to see Matthew McConaughey continue to play more outside his ditzy dream boat typecast and excited to see Idris Elba with his actual face (maybe) in a movie. Nikolaj Arcel will direct and Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick and Tom Taylor will also join the cast.

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They are definitely going to fuck it up.

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The casting of the two main characters is a good start though. Hopeful they get it mostly right. No way they get it 100% right. Just such a complicated story that might not translate to film as well as it reads from the page.

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Can’t wait for this to happen :)

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Yeah, maybe next time – when it isn’t brought to us by Akiva “Batman and Robin” Goldsman…

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