Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2015

Sony reveals plan to get Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower’ to theaters in 2017, hires director

Sony has officially announced they will be releasing Stephen King’s Dark Tower directed by Nikolaj Arcel in 2017, overcoming years and years of delays.

Deadline broke the news that Arcel was in talks to direct and rewrite The Dark Tower, being a huge fan of King’s The Dark Tower book series, and really just King in general.

“Sony will distribute what is planned to be the first in a series of movies. A complementary TV series is also being developed by MRC. Producing are Weed Road’s Akiva Goldsman and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins. King is also a producer. That quartet has been involved in this franchise since the beginning, and MRC kept it going when it was between studios,” Deadline wrote.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo co-writer Arcel apparently even taught himself English so he could appreciate King’s books in their original language and this should be great news for fans.

After years tangled up at Universal and Warner Bros., Sony appears to be serious about developing this franchise.

Slash Film notes that Dark Tower will be “scheduled to go head to head with Fox’s animated film Boss Baby and Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie.”

“The Dark Tower centers around gunslinger Roland Deschain, who lives in a world reminiscent of the Old West but with magic. Roland embarks on a quest to find the titular Dark Tower, supposedly the nexus of all universes,” they also summarized.

The Dark Tower will arrive in theaters on January 13, 2017.

Now let the casting news follow, so stay tuned.

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