Production has officially been underway on the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy novel saga “The Dark Tower” for a while now with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey starring.
As previously indicated, this new film is rumored to be predominantly based on the third book in the series, “The Waste Lands,” where much of the mythology for the series is laid out. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly Radio on Sirius XM, King himself confirmed the movie will start exactly where the books start – but that point won’t be at the very beginning of the story:
“The movie will start where the books start. ‘The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.’ I’ve been pretty insistent about that, and I think everybody’s on board with it. It starts sort of in medias res, in the middle of the story instead of at the beginning, which may upset some of the fans a little bit. But they will get behind it, because it is the story.”
King has also dropped a cryptic teaser related to the series on Twitter today, check it out below. Nikolaj Arcel helms the “The Dark Tower” movie is currently slated for a February 17th 2017 release.
The Dark Tower is close, now. The Crimson King awaits. Soon Roland will raise the Horn of Eld. And blow. pic.twitter.com/rqGSKM3dWL
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 19, 2016