Holy Crap, ‘The Dark Tower’ Film(s) May Actually Happen

A movie or television adaptation The Dark Tower series of Novels by Stephen King has been in development hell as long as I can remember. When I started writing this article I was convinced that Nerd & Tie must have covered this before, but realized it couldn’t have because I was thinking about news that came out five or six years before Nerd & Tie existed.

Anyway, every once and a while we hear a blip or two about this project, but I’ve taken to ignoring them as none have yet to actually resolve into something real…

…well… maybe until now.

You see, Sony dropped a ton of movie news yesterday, and in that pile was one important thing we’ve never had before: A release date for the first Dark Tower movie.

The film is scheduled to come out January 13, 2017 — which is only a year and a half away. This means that the wheels are actually moving forward, and that the odds are pretty good that something is actually going to happen this time around.

I mean yeah, there’s still a chance this whole thing could fall apart – and I wouldn’t be surprised if it did – but this is the closest to actually happening the films have ever gotten to.

Now should this series be adapted into film? I’m not sure. The ending to those books (which I won’t spoil) is so weird that I don’t know if movie goers would ever accept it… so either they’ll leave it and the masses will leave scratching their heads, or it’ll get changed and die-hard fans will get mad.

Both reactions would be kind of hilarious to watch, honestly.

Of course, then there’s the third option: The first movie bombs and we never get anywhere near the end of the series, ala The Golden Compass.

…honestly, I think that might be the best option here.

Via The Wrap

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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