Andrés Muschietti’s IT isn’t the only major studio film adaptation of a Stephen King novel arriving in 2017; we can look forward to Gerald’s Game on Netflix sometime this year (no specific release date yet) and The Dark Tower, which is slated to arrive in US Theaters on July 28th. This weekend, producers dropped the first official poster for The Dark Tower, directed by Nikolaj Arcel from a script he co-wrote with Akiva Goldsman; it quite literally turns our world upside down. Have a look:
We still don’t have a trailer, but here’s what we know about The Dark Tower so far:
Official Synopsis: The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. The Dark Tower stars Katheryn Winnick, Matthew McConaughey, and Idris Elba and is slated for US Theatrical release on July 28th.
For more info on what fans can expect from The Dark Tower this summer, check out the video below from Nerdist.com.
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Stephen King originally published the first Dark Tower novel back in 1982; it’s unique in the bestselling author’s pantheon for its inclusion of western elements, along with horror and sci-fi. The Dark Tower series includes 8 books total, meaning this summer’s film could be the beginning of an enduring and profitable franchise.
Check back often for a trailer for The Dark Tower! We’ll bring it to you as soon as it drops.