Despite the fact that many – myself included – believed it would never happen, The Dark Tower movie adaptation is now filming.
At CinemaCon 2016 Sony announced that the movie, based on Stephen King’s eight-book magnum opus and starring Idris Elba as Roland of Gilead, the last gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as Randal Flagg AKA Walter, Marten, The Man In Black and other names.
According to Comicbook, “Warner Bros. recently announced that pre-production on The Dark Tower was underway, but their rights lapsed and the project headed to Sony.”
The rumours persist that Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul is playing Eddie Dean but unless they REALLY screw with the story – and yeah, we know they will – Eddie shouldn’t appear until well into the second movie.
Like Roland in the third book, The Wastelands, our minds are divided over this one. We have waited a loooooong time for this but we also have a horrible feeling it’ll be a mess.
We hope we are wrong.
Roland to the Dark Tower goes in January 2017.