Well, we think it’s safe to say the official trailer for The Dark Tower won’t drop in October as promised, given that we’re already into November and now it seems the movie won’t drop on Feb 17th, 2017 either…
The movie, based on Stephen King’s masterpiece eight-book series, was originally penned in for the early 2017 slot, but now it’s been moved back to summer, or July 28th to be more precise.
The Nikolaj Arcel directed movie finished filming in July, but now word is that the effects work alone is making it impossible to meet that release date and so we have to wait the additional five months.
A source close to the movie said: “It’s a very fiscally responsible budget, and trying to stay in budget to make money and stay profitable means the VFX won’t be finished in time [for February]. Now that there’s more time, they’re not paying rush charges to get the effects where they need to be.”
Apparently the studio also wants more publicity for the movie which is already set to kick off a TV series and is hoped to be the start of a bigger franchise.
Given that the movie was set to be released in under four months and there’s no trailer yet and only the fans of the book series really know it’s happening, we think this is all a good idea.
The Tower is further away now than it ever was but we’re still on the path of the beam and will die trying to reach it if needs be.
So, what do you all think?