Get ready for all of The Dark Tower movie trivia you really need to know before Stephen King’s latest big screen adaptation hits theaters! Whether you’re a super fan or new to King’s work, these are the must-know facts about this highly anticipated flick! Check them out!
The Dark Tower is an upcoming movie, set to be released in theaters on August 4, 2017. The movie combines horror, action, western and sci-fi/fantasy. It’s pretty much every thrilling movie drama rolled into one! The Dark Tower is a continuation of Stephen King’s book series of the same name. Check out the trailer, then read on for some cool movie trivia!
The Dark Tower Movie Trivia
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1- The Dark Tower movie is a continuation of the 8-book series by Stephen King. The series includes:
- The Gunslinger- 1982
- The Drawing of the Three- 1987
- The Waste Lands- 1991
- Wizard and Glass- 1997
- Wolves of the Calla- 2003
- Song of Susannah- 2004
- The Dark Tower- 2004
- The Wind Through the Keyhole- 2012
You can buy the books separately or grab the whole Dark Tower box set on Amazon.
2- One of the books in the Dark Tower series is an award winner and three of the books are award nominees. Includes:
- The 2004 book The Dark Tower- winner- 2005 British Fantasy Society Award- Best Horror Novel. It was also nominated for the 2004 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement- Horror Writer’s Association.
- The 1997 book Wizard and Glass– nominated- 1998 Locus Fantasy Award- Locus Magazine.
- The 2003 book Wolves of the Calla– nominated- 2004 Locus Fantasy Award- Locus Magazine and the 2003 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement- Horror Writer’s Association.
- The 2004 book Song of Susannah- nominated- 2005 Locus Fantasy Award- Locus Magazine.
3- The Dark Tower movie went through a few release date changes. Initially, the movie was set to be released on February 17, 2017. Then, in November of 2016, the release date was moved to July 28, 2017. Finally, in March of 2017, the release date was moved to its current date of August 4, 2017.
4- Entertainment Weekly reported, on September 21, 2016, that a television series based on The Dark Tower is scheduled to premiere sometime in early 2018. The television series is designed to fill in the movie’s backstory and will be based on Stephen King’s 1997 book, titled Wizard and Glass. Idris Elba will reprise the movie’s role, Roland Deschain/The Gunslinger and Tom Taylor will reprise the movie’s role, Jake Chambers.
5- Before Idris Elba was cast in the role of Roland Deschain/The Gunslinger, several other actors were considered for the role, including Christian Bale, Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen.
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