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Enter the Mid-World With This New Photo From ‘The Dark Tower’

Actor Tom Taylor, who plays Jake in the upcoming book-to-film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, has tweeted out a promo photo of him standing in a dilapidated room in front of a bright light with the slogan “There are other worlds than these” hovering next to him.

Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

The film stars, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee, and Kathryn Wiggins.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Erica Hughes, The Dark Tower will be released on February 17th, 2017.



  • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

    Not at all what I imagined Roland looking like but Elba is a great actor so I’ll give him (and the production) the benefit of the doubt.

    I still think this should have been an HBO mini-series similar to Game of Thrones.

  • Youri Gavrilov

    So, if Roland is black, Detta has no real reason to hate him…

    • olddarth

      Sadly there are many more prejudices beyond skin colour to bandy about. So her hate will not lost.

      • Youri Gavrilov

        It won’t be, but… how can I put it – the whole point of Detta/Odetta transformation is that Detta has all the reasons to hate and non of the reasons to relate (basicly, Roland and Eddie – espesially Roland – represent everything, Detta despises and fears). She was about to commit double murder for the first time in her life, so she had to be pushed to the limit :).

        • olddarth

          I repeat my first post. Her reasons to hate and despise will simply be based on something else.

    • Un Gsund

      as much as i remember, detta hates everything. np for the plot…

  • Lucy Lestat

    hmmm ruined house with Jake at the door that’s book 2

    • Private_Hudson

      Book 3 The Wastelands

      • CB Punk

        He’s right, all of that takes place in the beginning of the third book. I no longer have any hope for this movie.

        • Un Gsund

          the wastelands could be a great start into the universe of the gunslinger.. no need to start with the gunslinger or the drawing.. at least i hope so 😉

          • CB Punk

            I was about to blast you but then I realized this was sarcasm.

          • Un Gsund

            u seem to be a good person 😉 no sarcasm 😀

  • Stephen Saunders

    From what I gather they are combining the first two books. Been years since I read them but if my memory is correct book one would make like what a 45 min movie?

    • Youri Gavrilov

      “Gunslinger” is a 75-80min movie
      “Drawning Of The Three” – 2 hour movie
      “The Wastelands” – 2 hour 50 min
      “The Wizard And The Glass” – 3 Hour or more

      All the rest are 3-4 hours depending on the accuracy.

  • I feel like novel purists are going to loathe this with how much will be changed to suit the medium. I’m still really curious to see it unfold though.

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