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Opening: “The Dark Tower” in Theaters Everywhere (8/4/2017)

I know that there are a lot of you readers that have been looking forward to a big screen adaptation of “The Dark Tower” series of Stephen King novels and that moment is today as the Sony Pictures presentation “The Dark Tower” opens up in theaters everywhere. Here is the official poster and I’ve added in the premise and some casting for good measure.

The Premise:
Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is an 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters a Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the “Dark Tower” that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save all existence from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete. (thanks Wiki)

The Cast:
Idris Elba as Roland Deschain/The Gunslinger
Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick/The Man in Black
Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers
Katheryn Winnick as Laurie Chambers
Jackie Earle Haley as Sayre
Fran Kranz as Pimli
Abbey Lee Kershaw as Tirana
Michael Barbieri as Timmy
Claudia Kim as Arra Champignon
José Zúñiga as Dr. Hotchkiss
Alex McGregor as Susan Delgado
Nicholas Hamilton as Lucas Hanson
De-Wet Nagel as Taheen Tech
Dennis Haysbert as Steven Deschain

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve already mentioned a couple of times that I didn’t read these books and since there is no way for me to catch up at the moment I will 100% be missing this film during the theatrical run. Sure I’m interested but its just no doable based on all the rest of the stuff on my creative plate. What about you readers? I’ve talked to some who feel this is not following the narrative enough for them to support it and since I am in the unaware I just nodded as they spoke 🙂 Will you be seeing this in the initial run or waiting on a home video release? You can let me know down in the comments section below but please as always NO SPOILER stuff and speaking of spoilers, be aware that once the film has opened the official Wiki entry will line out key plot points. Don’t click that link unless you don’t care at all.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(2017_film)

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