The Dark Tower Movie

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Who's Involved:

Akiva Goldsman, Matthew McConaughey, Ron Howard, Jeff Pinkner, Brian Grazer, Tom Taylor, Idris Elba, Jackie Earle Haley, Nikolaj Arcel, Abbey Lee

Release Date:

Friday, August 4, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 35 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making The Dark Tower

A look at the The Dark Tower behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Nikolaj Arcel last directed The Island of Lost Souls and Fables. The film's writer Akiva Goldsman last wrote Doctor Sleep and Transformers: The Last Knight.


Brian Grazer
Ron Howard

Production: What we know about The Dark Tower

Key Facts

  1. The script is primarily based on the first book in the series, The Gunslinger.
  2. The seven books involve instances of fantasy, science fiction, horror and the wild west. The books were written by Stephen King between 1982 and 2004 and have spawned a series of comic book prequels by Marvel Comics.

Filming Timeline

On or about July 26, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about August 23, 2016, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about February 18, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about April 10, 2015, the film was in Development status.

Sony Pictures has teamed with MRC to co-finance The Dark Tower, Stephen King’s novel series.

On or about August 20, 2012, the film was in Development status.

Media Rights Capital is in serious talks to take on The Dark Tower after Warner Bros declined to make what potentially amounts to three feature films and two limited run TV series.

On or about July 22, 2011, the film was in Concept status.

On or about May 6, 2011, the film was in Development status.

Variety reported that Universal placed the project in turnaround, however development will continue and the release date remains unchanged.

On or about August 12, 2009, the film was in Development status.

The Dark Tower Release Date: When was it released?

The Dark Tower was released in 2017 on Friday, August 4, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Detroit, Kidnap and Armed Response.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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