Stephen King's The Dark Tower Movie News: New Photo, Story Details, Cast, & Release Date

News John Saavedra
8/22/2016 at 10:00AM

Page 1 of 5Stephen King's The Dark Tower Movie News: New Photo, Story Details, Cast, & Release Date

What you need to know about Stephen King's The Dark Tower movie, including casting, release date, and more!

The Dark Tower Movie Latest News

Tom Taylor, who will play little Jake Chambers in the upcoming Dark Tower movie has shared a massive teaser on his Twitter that hints at a major moment from the books. Check out the picture:

You may remember the line, "Go then. There are other worlds than these," from The Gunslinger, in which Jake finds himself in a perilous position and tells Roland to continue on in his quest. This, of course, has major ramifications in the next two books, as it is revealed that there are many parallel worlds tied to the Dark Tower and that Roland will have to exploit doors into other dimensions to complete his quest. 

In the picture, Jake seems to be standing in Dutch Hill, a house that protects the gateway into Mid-World, where Roland's from. It looks like Jake will have a somewhat similar arc in the movie, which is a continuation of the books and not in fact a direct adaptation.

The Dark Tower Movie Release Date

It seems that Sony is very serious about The Dark Tower film adaptation. Not only does the film have a director and a pair of writers, but it also now has a release date.

According to Variety, Sony has dated its movie slate through 2017. The first Dark Tower film will premiere on Jan. 13, 2017.

No casting has been announced for the film as of yet, although there have been rumors that Javier Bardem or Russell Crowe could star as Roland Deschain, the gunslinging main character of the books and undoubtedly the first film. 

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