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The Dark Tower may upset fans, warns Stephen King

05.19.2016by: Brennan Klein

Hardcore King fans beware, THE DARK TOWER movie might be cause for alarm. In a recent Entertainment Weekly podcast, King spoke about the upcoming film adaptation of his popular book series, which is currently in production, directed by Nikolaj Arcel.

In it, he stated that the film "may upset some of the fans a little bit. [It] starts sort of in media res, in the middle of the story instead of the beginning.” Some fans have probably already suspected this, considering that the film includes a character who doesn't figure into the story until the final book. However, a film adaptation changing material from the book always has the opportunity to improve it, even if some die-hard fans feel their souls being crushed a little bit.

We'll just have to wait and see how this actually effects the content. The sparse plot details for the film may indicate that it's a little different than we've been anticipating, but I still can't wait to see this story come to life for the first time (finally)!

THE DARK TOWER is:

Based on the Stephen King-penned fantasy series. The film will follow a wandering knight who is the last hope of the fallen land of Mid-World. He is charged with finding the Dark Tower while battling his nemesis the Man in Black.

The cast includes Idris Elba as Gunslinger Roland Deschain Tom Taylor as Roland's young sidekick Jake Chambers, Matthew McConaughey as the villainous Man in Black, Fran Kranz as the MIB's right hand man Pimli, Jackie Earle Haley as vampire leader Sayre, Katheryn Winnick as an unknown character, and Abbey Lee as Tirana, who was a minor baddie in the climactic book.

THE DARK TOWER will rise into theaters on February 17, 2017.

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