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The Dark Tower (2017)

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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Rated: 5.60 (based on 2277 votes)
Status: Released
Production Companies : Imagine Entertainment,Weed Road Pictures,Media Rights Capital,Sony Pictures
Production Countries : South Africa,United States of America

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Spoken Languages: English

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"The Dark Tower" is based on Stephen King’s novel which is a continuation of a series of novels that he has written. It is a western American science fantasy action horror movie. It is directed and co-written by Arcel. It is produced by Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman and Erica Huggins. The movie features Idris Elba who is the lead actor as Roland Deschain , he is a gunslinger on a mission to protect the fabled building known as the Dark Tower that backs all realities. Mathew McCaughey plays Walter o'Dim, who is Roland Deschain’s nemesis. The producers intend to launch a television and film franchise as the first episodes mix elements from a number of books in the eight part series. The movie takes place in New York and Roland's Old West which is a parallel universe. The movie is slated for release by Columbia Pictures on the 4th of August 2017. It will be shown in 2D and 3D.

Roland Deschain, who is a lone gunslinger, travels through an Old West-like landscape where "the world seems to have moved on in search of Walter o'Dim. Roland Deschain travels with a young teenager who believes his stories to be true. He is also looking for the mythical Dark Tower. He hopes that when he finds it, he will be able to save his world that is dying.


Stephen King sold the rights to "The Dark Tower" for an estimated nineteen million dollars in 2007. He sold these rights to J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof. This project has been in the works since 2007. It involved periodic reports and official announcements. The proposed film adaptation has undergone three major phases to date. They include the initial planning with Abrams from 2007 to 2009, then in 2010 to 2015 with Ron Howard and currently with Arcel. On April 10, 2015, it was reported that MRC and Sony Pictures would fast track the production with a completely new script by Jeff Pinker and Goldsman. Though Howard was out as director, he still holds the role of producer. The movie production was funded by Sony and MRC.

The Cast
The cast in the movie include Roland Deschain played by Idris Elba , Mathew McCaughey as Walter Padick, Jackie Haley as Sayre, Tom Taylor plays the part of Chambers, Katheryn Winnick plays Laurie Chambers, Pimli is played by Fran Kranz , Tirana played by Abbey Kershaw, the part of Timmy is played by Barbieri, the role of Ara is taken on by Claudia Kim, José Zúñiga plays the doctor, the role of Susan Delgado is played by Alex McGregor , Hamilton plays Lucas Hanson, the role of Steven Deschain is taken on perfectly by Dennis Haysbert and De-Wet Nagel plays Taheen Tech.


On 2nd June 2015, it was confirmed that Sony was considering giving Nickolaj Arcel the role of director in the film. Variety reported on August 5th, 2015 that the role of "Man in Black" had been given to Mathew McConaughey and on 8th January 2016 it was confirmed that Idris Elba had been given the lead role of Roland Deschain.In February of the same year, it was announced that Abbey Lee had been given the female lead role of Tirana. Variety broke the news that the young actor Tom Taylor had been cast as Jake Chambers. The filming began in April 2016 in South Africa. Some of the scenes were shot in New York.

Release
Though the film had been slated for release in February 2017, the release date was pushed back to 4th of August 2017 switching places with the Emoji Movie that was produced by Sony Pictures. On October 2016, an unfinished trailer was leaked but it was later pulled down on all sites on the internet. Promotional websites have been created to promote the movie. A full-length trailer for the film was released on May 3rd, 2017.


Entertainment Weekly reported in September 2016 once the film was released, a TV series set within the same context and continuity would be released in 2018. Elba and Taylor would both keep their roles as Roland and Jake respectively. It was reported that the series would potentially fill in the gaps that were left out in the film.


It was important for the director Mr. Nikolaj Arcel not to make the movie a direct adaptation of the novel as it is the first from the series. In his first movie, he wanted to introduce the viewers to the characters and the world and what they are all about. His aim is that as more sequels are produced, then they can remain more true to the actual stories in the novel.

Though "the Dark Tower" has some of the most loyal and passionate fans, they are divided on the set books from the series they prefer. Some fans like the first novels in the series while others prefer the latter. Some of the fans hate the fact that Stephen King included himself into the story as an actual character while others love it. King told Arcel never to include him as an actual character in the film.

One of the things that Arcel changed in the film is the ending. While he still remains true to the fact of the film revolving around Roland, Walter, Jake, Oy and Susannah, he couldn’t have Rolland chase after the main character the entire movie and have them sit down for just a chat by a camp fire. In the movie, he spices things up by ensuring they have it out in the end which makes it more interesting.

Conclusion
During an interview, Arcel said that he would never want to do a film that left people on a cliff-hanger. He said that as the first film in a franchise or any saga that was to be produced, it needed to be able to stand alone as you never know what could happen. He also said that when making a movie, you also needed to give people some level of satisfaction and though you want to raise their curiosity, he said it was important to give some sort of conclusion. As director of the film, that is the work he put into developing the script.

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The Dark Tower (2017) - Movietube Movie Cast

Idris Elba as Roland DeschainIdris Elba as Roland DeschainIdris Elba as Roland Deschain
Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’DimMatthew McConaughey as Walter O’DimMatthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim
Tom Taylor as Jake ChambersTom Taylor as Jake ChambersTom Taylor as Jake Chambers
Claudia Kim as Arra ChampignonClaudia Kim as Arra ChampignonClaudia Kim as Arra Champignon
Fran Kranz as Pimli PrentissFran Kranz as Pimli PrentissFran Kranz as Pimli Prentiss
Abbey Lee as TiranaAbbey Lee as TiranaAbbey Lee as Tirana
Jackie Earle Haley as Richard SayreJackie Earle Haley as Richard SayreJackie Earle Haley as Richard Sayre
Katheryn Winnick as Laurie ChambersKatheryn Winnick as Laurie ChambersKatheryn Winnick as Laurie Chambers
Dennis Haysbert as Steven DeschainDennis Haysbert as Steven DeschainDennis Haysbert as Steven Deschain
Michael Barbieri as TimmyMichael Barbieri as TimmyMichael Barbieri as Timmy
José Zúñiga as Dr. HotchkissJosé Zúñiga as Dr. HotchkissJosé Zúñiga as Dr. Hotchkiss
Alex McGregor as Susan DelgadoAlex McGregor as Susan DelgadoAlex McGregor as Susan Delgado
Nicholas Hamilton as Lucas HansonNicholas Hamilton as Lucas HansonNicholas Hamilton as Lucas Hanson
Nicholas Pauling as LonNicholas Pauling as LonNicholas Pauling as Lon
Eva Kaminsky as JillEva Kaminsky as JillEva Kaminsky as Jill
Robbie McLean as TobyRobbie McLean as TobyRobbie McLean as Toby
Karl Thaning as Elmer ChambersKarl Thaning as Elmer ChambersKarl Thaning as Elmer Chambers
Lemogang Tsipa as PhedonLemogang Tsipa as PhedonLemogang Tsipa as Phedon
Robert Whitehead as CantabRobert Whitehead as CantabRobert Whitehead as Cantab
Leeanda Reddy as Dr. WeizakLeeanda Reddy as Dr. WeizakLeeanda Reddy as Dr. Weizak
Kenneth Fok as JohnnyKenneth Fok as JohnnyKenneth Fok as Johnny
Charlize Churcher as Pretty GirlCharlize Churcher as Pretty GirlCharlize Churcher as Pretty Girl
Ben Gavin as SoldierBen Gavin as SoldierBen Gavin as Soldier
Sara Cicilian as Drunk GirlSara Cicilian as Drunk GirlSara Cicilian as Drunk Girl
Lara Adine Lipschitz as NurseLara Adine Lipschitz as NurseLara Adine Lipschitz as Nurse
Jabari Gray as BystanderJabari Gray as BystanderJabari Gray as Bystander
Paul Riley Fox as MilitiaPaul Riley Fox as MilitiaPaul Riley Fox as Militia
Mark Elderkin as Rat ManMark Elderkin as Rat ManMark Elderkin as Rat Man
Joe Vaz as Worker TaheenJoe Vaz as Worker TaheenJoe Vaz as Worker Taheen
Christopher Stein as Big GuardChristopher Stein as Big GuardChristopher Stein as Big Guard
Andre Robinson as Boy in the ParkAndre Robinson as Boy in the ParkAndre Robinson as Boy in the Park
Alfredo Narciso as Ex-BreakerAlfredo Narciso as Ex-BreakerAlfredo Narciso as Ex-Breaker
Dan Hirst as Village EngineerDan Hirst as Village EngineerDan Hirst as Village Engineer
Zak Rowlands as Taheen TechZak Rowlands as Taheen TechZak Rowlands as Taheen Tech
Christiaan Schoombie as Young Reactor ManChristiaan Schoombie as Young Reactor ManChristiaan Schoombie as Young Reactor Man
Keci Eatock as Vampire GirlKeci Eatock as Vampire GirlKeci Eatock as Vampire Girl
Marmee Cosico as Chinatown PedestrianMarmee Cosico as Chinatown PedestrianMarmee Cosico as Chinatown Pedestrian
Bill Walters as Homeless Man in AlleyBill Walters as Homeless Man in AlleyBill Walters as Homeless Man in Alley
Inge Beckmann as TeacherInge Beckmann as TeacherInge Beckmann as Teacher
Reon Van Der Watt as Tracker LeaderReon Van Der Watt as Tracker LeaderReon Van Der Watt as Tracker Leader
Richard Lothian as Fierce TaheenRichard Lothian as Fierce TaheenRichard Lothian as Fierce Taheen
Larry Nuñez as Van VampireLarry Nuñez as Van VampireLarry Nuñez as Van Vampire
Michael Basile as PedestrianMichael Basile as PedestrianMichael Basile as Pedestrian
Warren Masemola as Bald Old ManWarren Masemola as Bald Old ManWarren Masemola as Bald Old Man
Emily Child as Herb WomanEmily Child as Herb WomanEmily Child as Herb Woman
Zanne Solomon as Restaurant LadyZanne Solomon as Restaurant LadyZanne Solomon as Restaurant Lady
Mary Twala as Bell LadyMary Twala as Bell LadyMary Twala as Bell Lady
Sarah Potter as Mannie MotherSarah Potter as Mannie MotherSarah Potter as Mannie Mother

The Dark Tower (2017) - Movietube Movie Crew

Director - Nikolaj Arcel
Screenplay - Nikolaj ArcelScreenplay - Nikolaj ArcelScreenplay - Nikolaj Arcel
Screenplay - Akiva GoldsmanScreenplay - Akiva GoldsmanScreenplay - Akiva Goldsman
Screenplay - Anders Thomas JensenScreenplay - Anders Thomas JensenScreenplay - Anders Thomas Jensen
Screenplay - Jeff PinknerScreenplay - Jeff PinknerScreenplay - Jeff Pinkner
Novel - Stephen KingNovel - Stephen KingNovel - Stephen King
Producer - Ron HowardProducer - Ron HowardProducer - Ron Howard
Producer - Akiva GoldsmanProducer - Akiva GoldsmanProducer - Akiva Goldsman
Producer - Brian GrazerProducer - Brian GrazerProducer - Brian Grazer
Producer - Stephen KingProducer - Stephen KingProducer - Stephen King
Executive Producer - Anders Thomas JensenExecutive Producer - Anders Thomas JensenExecutive Producer - Anders Thomas Jensen
Executive Producer - Jeff PinknerExecutive Producer - Jeff PinknerExecutive Producer - Jeff Pinkner
Original Music Composer - Junkie XLOriginal Music Composer - Junkie XLOriginal Music Composer - Junkie XL
Casting - Mary VernieuCasting - Mary VernieuCasting - Mary Vernieu
Production Design - Oliver SchollProduction Design - Oliver SchollProduction Design - Oliver Scholl
Set Decoration - Rosemary BrandenburgSet Decoration - Rosemary BrandenburgSet Decoration - Rosemary Brandenburg
Costume Design - Trish SummervilleCostume Design - Trish SummervilleCostume Design - Trish Summerville
Sound Effects Editor - Lee GilmoreSound Effects Editor - Lee GilmoreSound Effects Editor - Lee Gilmore
Sound Mixer - Mark WeingartenSound Mixer - Mark WeingartenSound Mixer - Mark Weingarten
Stunts - Mike BurkeStunts - Mike BurkeStunts - Mike Burke
Stunts - Jim FordStunts - Jim FordStunts - Jim Ford
Stunts - Dan HirstStunts - Dan HirstStunts - Dan Hirst
Stunts - Roberto LopezStunts - Roberto LopezStunts - Roberto Lopez
Stunts - Larry NuñezStunts - Larry NuñezStunts - Larry Nuñez
Stunt Coordinator - J.J. PerryStunt Coordinator - J.J. PerryStunt Coordinator - J.J. Perry
Stunts - Christopher PlaceStunts - Christopher PlaceStunts - Christopher Place
Stunts - Thomas PlaceStunts - Thomas PlaceStunts - Thomas Place
Stunts - Troy RobinsonStunts - Troy RobinsonStunts - Troy Robinson
Stunts - Robbie P SmithStunts - Robbie P SmithStunts - Robbie P Smith
Camera Operator - Sven VoslooCamera Operator - Sven VoslooCamera Operator - Sven Vosloo