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Please let this running time rumour for The Dark Tower be false PLUS New poster

July 3rd, 2017 by Marc Comments

We’re around a month away from the release of The Dark Tower movie based on Stephen King’s monster story comprising of eight books… more if you consider it’s tied into pretty much everything he’s ever written.

But now we have a new poster for the movie featuring Idris Elba as Roland and Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim (above).

It’s a nice, if pretty unremarkable, poster for the movie.

In other news, the guys over at Live For Films (below) are reporting that they are hearing the movie has a running time of 85 mins.

Now we do know this is just a rumour, but in a world where Game of Thrones is a global phenomenon a movie of this magnitude – the span of The Dark Tower tale would leave everything behind – getting a run time UNDER an hour and a half would not only be shockingly disappointing but would point to the movie not sticking to the novels’ story at all.

We’ll know for sure in a month but for now we really hope this isn’t true.

In a world full of superheroes, there’s only one Gunslinger. From the epic best-selling Stephen King novels, comes The Dark Tower Movie.

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.

In Theaters August 4th.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….