Geekery: New ‘Dark Tower’ Poster

A tease until we get a trailer – this poster is fantastic and gives some hints!

For those unfamiliar – the series in two sentences: The Dark Tower is a story of frontiersman knight Roland Deschain’s journey to save his decaying home, Mid-World. His quest leads him on a trek to the tower that stands at the nexus of time and space.

If you’ve read the books it’s become pretty obvious that the story has been shuffled around a bit for the movie.

A bit about the production: Nikolaj Arcel is directing, and has a writing credit. He’s got some good writing projects under his belt, mainly in his native Denmark  – including the TV adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. He’s joined by Akiva Goldman, who worked on Fringe for several years and picked up an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind

Beyond Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey the cast includes: Jackie Earle HaleyAbbey Lee (Fury Road), Claudia Kim (Marco Polo), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), and Michael Barbieri

The Dark Tower arrives in theaters July 28th – 5 months late, hopefully that extra time means extra care for this beloved franchise.

  • orionburn

    All things serve the beam.

  • Ira Clements

    The story hasn’t been shuffled around its a more or less new story that picks up right after the end of book 7. Thats been fairly common knowledge for awhile now.

    • Shawn

      Ugh. I guess it’s too late to start reading them, huh?

      • orionburn

        Not really. If I recall correctly books 3,4, and 7 are kind of lengthy but the rest are fairly quick reads.

      • Ira Clements

        I dont know 4 months. It could be done. I plowed through a few of them in just a week or less each. Some of them are pretty engrossing.

      • cudgel

        Its King, I find most of his stuff very easy to read, you should have time.

    • Denoobie

      Its probably better that they dont try to adapt the original series; there would have to be a dozen movies to do the story justice.

      • orionburn

        I remember when they were first talking about doing this it was going to be 3 main movies with a TV miniseries in between each movie. Personally I would have loved to have seen a series done proper on TV through HBO or something similar. At first I was a bit disappointed hearing that this is basically picking up after the final book, but it makes sense if they do this the way I think they’re going to (trying not to post any sort of spoiler here).

    • amaximus167

      Even if it wasn’t, it would be pretty easy to throw a couple seconds of exposition in the movie to make it a different layer of reality.

  • euansmith

    That is a nice and inventive poster.