King is back in the movies this year with something to prove. After his last round of cinema releases, supernatural horror Carrie (2014) and action thriller Big Driver (2014) seeing underwhelming critical and commercial success, Stephen King is coming out of the storm drain once again with guns blazing.
This time he’s bringing one of his most popular book franchises to life and another back from the dead.
We learned early last year that his most famous book-to-film adaptation It was getting a reboot, having already finished production and given a September release date. Now we’ve got a new trailer and release date for another highly anticipated adaptation The Dark Tower.
This past week’s reveal trailer has excited critics and audiences alike as we got a taste of the film’s leading stars Idris Elba (The Gunslinger) and Matthew Mcconaughey (The Man in Black) going head to head in a battle to save Earth from falling into a dystopian alternate reality.
While mixed feelings have risen from fans of the original novels, general movie going audiences should expect nothing short of amazing. With a $200 million plus budget, Sony Pictures behind the books, Niklaj Arcel directing (writer of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and a flawless story arch to follow, what could go wrong? (knock on wood).
I believe that Idris and Matt together could carry any turd sandwich of a movie to at least acceptable standards so I think we’re safe in this department.
You can see The Dark Tower in theaters August 4th and It the following month on September 8th. So mark you calendars and brush up on your candy smuggling skills, Stephen King’s got some movies coming out that you won’t want to miss. At the very least it will hold us over until Star Wars in December.
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