Stephen King Movie The Dark Tower Delayed Again

The movie is now scheduled to come out in August.


Stephen King has been in the news a lot lately. The first trailer for the new movie based on his killer clown franchise It was released earlier this week. Now, we've learned that the movie based on his Dark Tower series has been delayed yet again, but there is some good news as well.

First, the delay is only a week, according to Entertainment Weekly, which broke the story. The Sony movie is now scheduled to come out on August 4, with its original July 28 date now taken by another Sony film, The Emoji Movie.

Another detail is that a Sony representative told EW that it "will not move" the Dark Tower date again. The spokesperson said this latest shift was done to give The Emoji Movie, a film aimed at children,more time in theaters before school starts back up again. Additionally, the site reports that a trailer for The Dark Tower is coming very soon.

Footage from the movie was shown at the CinemaCon event in Las Vegas earlier this week.

The Dark Tower stars Idris Elba as gunslinger Roland Deschain, while Matthew McConaughey is playing demonic sorcerer Walter Padick, aka The Man in Black. The movie is directed by Nikolaj Arcel, who previously helmed the Oscar-nominated A Royal Affair.

It's been a long time coming for the movie, as it was originally planned to debut in February before being delayed. The movie may not be all that fans get, as Sony is also reportedly planning a Dark Tower TV show.

The Dark Tower encompasses eight novels, which King published between 1982 and 2012. The books blend classic western themes with horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.

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