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The Dark Tower movie gets a 5-month delay…

November 4th, 2016 by Marc Comments


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?

Source: EW

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….