Dark Tower is a 1989 American horror film directed by Freddie Francis and Ken Wiederhorn and starring Michael Moriarty, Jenny Agutter, Theodore Bikel, Carol Lynley, Kevin McCarthy and Anne Lockhart.
Idris Elba as Roland DeschainMatthew McConaughey as Walter "o'Dim" Padick, the Man in Black, Randall FlaggJackie Earle Haley as SayreTom Taylor as Jake Chambers
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The Dark Towerbegan filming in South Africa in April 2016. The film also shot scenes in New York. In October 2016, the film was screened to test audiences with negative results, with many labeling it confusing and messy. In response, Sony and MRC spent $6 million on reshoots to fill in the backstory of Idris Elba's character.
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In September 2016, Entertainment Weekly reported that following the release of the film, a television series set within the same continuity is scheduled to be released in 2018. Both Elba and Taylor are set to reprise their roles as Roland and Jake, respectively. The series has been confirmed to fill in the backstory to the film, being based on King's Wizard and Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole and with elements of The Gunslinger, starring younger actors playing young Roland and young Walte...
In an interview with Collider, Stephen King expressed hope for a sequel to The Dark Tower in addition to the film's follow-up television series, stating that if a sequel is made, it would have an R-rating, would include Roland wearing a hat, and that the opening scene of The Drawing of the Three, in which Roland loses two of his fingers to "lobstrosities", would be adapted. In an interview with Coming Soon, Nikolaj Arcel confirmed that this scene would be adapted, that Eddie and Susannah Dean...Walter Padick: You can't stop what's coming. Death always wins.Roland Deschain: I do not aim with my hand, he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father. I do not shoot with my hand, I shoot with my mind. I do not kill with my gun... I kill wi...Roland Deschain: Do they have guns, and bullets in your World?Jake Chambers: You're gonna like Earth. A lot.
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The Dark Tower is the center of all creation. It is said to be Gan's body, and is held up by six Beams of great size and length, visible only by their effects on the lands along their lines - such as patterns in the clouds. At each end of the Beams, there is a portal, for a total of twelve. Each portal is protected by a guardian animal. Across the infinite number of worlds, the Tower can only ...
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The Dark Tower is a series of eight books and two short stories written by American author Stephen King. Incorporating themes from multiple genres, including dark fantasy, science fantasy, horror, and Western, it describes a "gunslinger" and his quest toward a tower, the nature of which is both physical and metaphorical. The series, and its use of the Dark Tower, expands upon Stephen King's multiverse and in doing so, links together many of his other novels. In addition to the eight novels of th
In the story, Roland Deschain is the last living member of a knightly order known as gunslingers and the last of the line of "Arthur Eld", his world's analogue of King Arthur. Politically organized along the lines of a feudal society, it shares technological and social characteri
Along his journey to the Dark Tower, Roland meets a great number of friends and enemies. For most of the way, he is accompanied by a group of people who, together with him, form the Ka-tet of the Nineteen and Ninety-nine, consisting of Jake Chambers, Eddie Dean, Susannah Dean, an
King created a language for his characters, known as the High Speech. Examples of this language include the phrases Thankee, Sai and Dan-Tete. In addition, King uses the term Ka, which is the approximate equivalent of destiny, or fate, in the fictional language High Speech. This
While the series was declared finished with the publication of the seventh volume in 2004, Stephen King described in an interview in March 2009 an idea for a new short story he'd recently had: "And then I thought, 'Well, why don't I find three more like this and do a book that wo
Each book in the series was originally published in hardcover format with a number of full-color illustrations spread throughout. Each book contained works by a single illustrator only. Subsequent printings of each book in trade paperback format usually preserve the illustrations
Bill Sheehan of The Washington Post called the series "a humane, visionary epic and a true magnum opus" that stands as an "imposing example of pure storytelling," "filled with brilliantly rendered set pieces... cataclysmic encounters and moments of desolating tragedy." Erica Noonan of the Boston Globe said, "There's a fascinating world to be discovered in the series" but noted that its epic nature keeps it from being user-friendly. Allen Johnston of The New York Times was disappointed with how t
The series has prompted related non-fiction books by authors besides King. Robin Furth has published the two-volume Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Concordance, an encyclopedia-style companion to the series that she originally wrote for King's personal use. Bev Vincent has publi
Several Dark Tower series arcs were published by Marvel Comics. A prequel, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born is plotted by Robin Furth, scripted by Peter David, and illustrated by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, and is set around the time of the flashbacks in The Gunslinger and Wi
December 7, 2009 saw the release of a spin-off online game titled Discordia, available to play free of charge on the official Stephen King website. The game is a continuation of the original Dark Tower story, following the war between the Tet Corporation and Sombra/NCP in New Yor
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The Gunslinger is a dark-fantasy by American author Stephen King.It is the first volume in the Dark Tower series.. The Gunslinger was first published in 1982 as a fix-up novel, joining five short stories that had been published between 1978 and 1981.