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The Dark Tower TV series may no longer be connected to film

I haven't seen THE DARK TOWER yet, but I thought it looked pretty cool.  Now, admittedly, I haven't read the books yet (shame, I know), so I can understand die-hard fans being disappointed that their expansive and unique fantasy epic got turned into a simple action story. However, like I told a colleague just today, " I love me some Idris Elba , as well as watching...
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Dark Tower

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Working for JoBlo.com, I have rarely been as excited...
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Jake Chambers meets the Gunslinger in ten-minute clip from The Dark Tower

For a while there, I felt fairly confident that THE DARK TOWER would reign supreme as 2017's best Stephen King project, after all, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey headlining a potential franchise based upon King's much-celebrated series? It seemed like a no-brainer, but, when the dust settled, Andy Muschietti 's IT wound up being the film to blow everyone away and...
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Stephen King addresses challenges of making Dark Tower

While IT is doing gangbusters (clownbusters?) at the box office, moviegoers have already forgotten about the flop that was THE DARK TOWER. Fans had been waiting for the adaptation of Stephen King ’s massive fantasy series, and what they got was 90 minutes of Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey trying to patch up a sinking tugboat. Now that the movie has come and bombed, King...
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09.26.2017
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The Dark Tower TV series' fate might be based on a survey

So THE DARK TOWER did not reach the financial expectations Sony was gunning for. They were hoping they had a new LORD OF THE RINGS on their hands (as THE DARK TOWER is Stephen King 's big fantasy epic series), but instead got a mediocre, YA-esque dud that squandered an awesome Idris Elba performance. And this all puts the proposed DARK TOWER TV series in jeopardy. If no one...
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08.09.2017
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Spoilers: Nikolaj Arcel on The Dark Tower's ending and possible sequels

In case you missed it in the headline, be warned that there will be spoilers for the ending of THE DARK TOWER below. The long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King 's epic series was intended to be the beginnings of a new franchise, but based upon its reception thus far, I'm not about to hold my breath for a sequel. However, as the film was relatively cheap to produce ($60...
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08.07.2017
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Weekend Box Office Report: August 4-6, 2017

The Dark Tower shoots into first! Roland the gunslinger made the long journey to theaters this weekend and put THE DARK TOWER on top at the box office with an estimated opening of $19.5 million ! Fans of author Stephen King have anxiously waited for the epic series of fantasy novels to come alive on screen, but instead received an...
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08.06.2017
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Stephen King would like to see The Dark Tower sequel go for an R-rating

At the moment I'm writing this, THE DARK TOWER is currently sitting at 19% on Rotten Tomatoes , which, considering how long fans have been waiting to see Stephen King 's epic released on the big-screen, is a far cry from the reception we were hoping that it would get. With an incredible amount of story left untold, it was the hope that THE DARK TOWER would be the first of a...
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08.04.2017
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Everything You Need to Know About The Dark Tower (video)

The sheer size of Stephen King 's magnum opus – "The Dark Tower" series – can make it daunting to take on, with an entire universe of rich characters and detailed worlds ripe for exploring. This is why going into the movie may seem like a bit of a challenge for those who haven't read the series of books, but we here at JoBlo have your back with a new video...
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08.03.2017
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The Dark Tower TV series nabs Walking Dead showrunner!

So the consensus on the upcoming DARK TOWER film - even from our own Chris Bumbray - is...not good. It is currently sitting on 18% as of this writing. Oof. However, that critical lashing has not deterred plans for a DARK TOWER companion series. According to The Hollywood Reporter " the potential TV series will revolve around a younger Roland and his group — with those...
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08.03.2017
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We interview Idris Elba & Matthew McConaughey for The Dark Tower!

Fans of Stephen King ’s eight-volume magnum opus THE DARK TOWER have been waiting a long time for a big-screen adaptation of the sprawling series.  The project has been in development for 10 years and has had a variety of names attached at different points – J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard both flirted with directing a version of the story, while Russell Crowe ,...
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Review: The Dark Tower

PLOT: When his apocalyptic visions of a mysterious “Man in Black” ( Matthew McConaughey ) come true, young Jake Chambers ( Tom Taylor ) must turn to the enigmatic Roland Deschain ( Idris Elba ) - the last of the “Gunfighters”- for help. REVIEW: Fans of Stephen King ’s epic “The Dark Tower” series, and they are legion, are in for a...
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08.02.2017
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