First Pictures from Dark Tower Movie Set Revealed

Last week first pictures from the Dark Tower Movie set were posted on Instagram, here two examples, see Liljas Library for more.

Most pictures are from Chad Waller (Prosthetics). Some pictures meanwhile were deleted from Instagram, amongst this one picture of an ID badge with an offical-looking “The Dark Tower” logo:

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We surely will see more pictures soon!

Until then:
Long Days and Pleasant Nights!

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Fran Kranz as Pimli in the Dark Tower Movie Adaptation

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Fran Kranz (Source: hollywoodreporter.com)

As reported by hollywoodreporter.com, Fran Kranz will co-star as Pimli, the right-hand man of the Man in Black, in the upcoming Dark Tower movie adaptation.

The movie recently has started filming in South Africa and will be in Cinemas in February 2017.

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Out today: The Drawing of the Three – Bitter Medicine #1

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In stores today: The first issue of the new story-arc “Bitter Medicine”. Also available as kindle Edition/eBook-Download here.

Complete title: The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – Bitter Medicine #1

Writers: Robin Furth, Peter David
Drawings: Jonathan Marks
Coloring: Lee Loughride
Cover: Nimit Malavia

Text from Marvel:
Marvel’s exploration of author Stephen King’s dark fantasy world continues, with a brand new chapter in the story of Susannah Dean! The Gunslinger has taken Odetta Holmes to Midworld to join his quest to reach the Dark Tower. But little do Roland and Eddie know that Odetta has a dark side that poses a threat to everything!

This chapter will contain five issues, the first one being released in Continue reading Out today: The Drawing of the Three – Bitter Medicine #1

Jackie Earle Haley to Co-star in the Dark Tower Movie

Jackie Earle Haley (Quelle: IMDB)
Jackie Earle Haley (Source: IMDB)

As reported by Deadline.com, Jackie Early Haley will co-star in the upcoming Dark Tower movie adaption as Richard Patrick Sayre. This character, a vampire leader, is appearing in Dark Tower books 5-7, indicating that the first movie will indeed not only cover the first three books. More detailed information here at Lilja’s Library.

Surely there will be more news about the Dark Tower movie adaption very soon. Filming has just begun some days ago, and the movie is planned to premiere in cinemas in February 2017.

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Sony Has Begun Shooting of Dark Tower Movie Adaptation

Stephen Weintraub from collider.com reported yesterday on twitter that filming of the first Dark Tower movie has officially begun:

More info here on zap2it.com.

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Abbey Lee is not the Femal Lead in the Dark Tower Movie

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Abbey Lee (Source: Wikipedia)

Recent reports from Deadline.com stated that Abbey Lee will be the female main character “Tirana“ in the upcoming Dark Tower Movie. Eric Vespe („Quint“) now reported on aintitcool.com that her role in the movie will just be minor. Mentioning “Tirana“ to be a lead character in the first Dark Tower Movie has led to some confusion before: The character is  a servant of the Crimson King and only appears shortly in the seventh Dark Tower book. Now, Abbey Lee apparently will have a cameo in the Dark Tower Movie as “Tirana”. Not a female lead at all, but it still remains unclear why this character appears in the first movie that early in the story.

At the begin of March 2016 it was reported that the Dark Tower Movie will be realized with Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black and Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers. Sony announced that the Movie will head to theaters in February 2017, and filming should begin in 7 weeks from then. This would be already in around 2 weeks! But still, we don’t know much more details about the movie yet. However, recent statements from Eric Vespe on ainitcool.com are in line with some of the confusion seeded by casting characters like Tirana from the seventh book of the saga for the first movie. He reported that the movie will focus mainly on the relationship between Roland and Jake and contain parts from at least book three and book one. This means the chronology of the story we know from the books will be changed massively for the movie adaptation. Continue reading Abbey Lee is not the Femal Lead in the Dark Tower Movie

The Lady in Shadows – Dark Tower Comic 14 Released

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Released today: Book 14 of the Marvel Dark Tower Comic Adaptation,  “The Lady of Shadows”.

Title: The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Lady of Shadows

Collects: The Lady of Shadows #1-5

Writers: Robin Furth, Peter David
Drawings: Jonathan Marks
Coloring: Lee Loughride
Cover: Nimit Malavia

Softcover, 128 Pages, not available as Hardcover. More info at Amazon.com

Also available as eBook/Kindle Edition. All comic books apparently are now released some days earlier than the printed issues as ebook download. Also, all older Dark Tower comic books are available as kindle edition now, click here for an overview.

Summary from marvel:
STEPHEN KING’S DARK FANTASY EPIC RETURNS! Roland and Eddie are on a quest to find the third member of their ka-tet. Enter Odetta Holmes, a wealthy Civil Rights activist living in the South. But Odetta has a dark secret and to uncover that secret, we’ll have to go all the way back to the beginning…

A new arrival with a dark secret adds her story to Stephen King’s fantasy epic! As Roland and Eddie continue their quest for the third member of their ka-tet, they encounter the wealthy yet mysterious Odetta Holmes. But to learn what made Odetta the woman she is, we’ll have to go all the way back to the beginning. Witness the fateful moment that changed Odetta forever and forced her to face her demons. Learn the Man in Black’s plans for the young Odetta, and discover what role Roland the Gunslinger played when the girl was at her most vulnerable. But nothing will prepare you for the unforgettable entrance of the hate-fueled Detta Walker! Who is the Lady of Shadows, and does even she know the truth about herself?

Long Days and Pleasant Nights!

Bitter Medicine – New Dark Tower Story starts in April

The new Dark Tower comic story will be named “The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – Bitter Medicine”. This will be the fourth chapter of the comic adaption of the book “The Drawing of the Three” and the total volume no. 15 of this ongoing series. Similar to the previous book “Lady of Shadows”, “Bitter Medicine” will mainly focus on Odetta Holmes.

Writers: Robin Furth, Peter David
Drawings: Jonathan Marks
Coloring: Lee Loughride
Cover: Nimit Malavia

Text from Marvel:
Marvel’s exploration of author Stephen King’s dark fantasy world continues, with a brand new chapter in the story of Susannah Dean! The Gunslinger has taken Odetta Holmes to Midworld to join his quest to reach the Dark Tower. But little do Roland and Eddie know that Odetta has a dark side that poses a threat to everything!

This chapter will contain five issues, the first one being released in Continue reading Bitter Medicine – New Dark Tower Story starts in April

Update on Dark Tower Movie Cast and Plot

dark tower arts_gunslinger1It has been a long way, but meanwhile it is clear that the Dark Tower Movie will finally become real. Here’s an update on the few latest facts and rumors:

The movie title will be “The Dark Tower – The Gunslinger”, directed by Nikolaj Arcel. The book is written by Akiva Goldsman and Anders Thomas Jensen. Producers comprise Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Erica Huggins, Stephen King and Jeff Pinkner. Besides Sony Pictures Entertainment and Media Rights Capital, Imagine Entertainment and Weed Road Pictures joined the circle of production companies.

The release date is planned for 17 February 2017. In few weeks, filming will start in South Africa. However, only few cast members are officially assigned, still unclear how will play Susannah and Eddie, if they are in the first movie anyway:

Idris Elba … The Gunslinger/Roland Deschain
Matthew McConaughey … The Man in Black
Abbey Lee … Tirana
Tom Taylor … Jake Chambers

Some speculations indicate that the chronology of the first Dark Tower movie will be different to that from the books and the plot will focus on the relationship between Jake and Roland, suggesting that Eddie and Susannah maybe will not be casted until the second movie is set up.

Since there is not much time left, we probably will have exciting news to come soon! We will keep you updated.

Until then: Long Days and Pleasant Nights!

New Rumors About the Dark Tower Movie Cast

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Image Source: Wikipedia.org

Some days ago, Deadline.com reported that actor Idris Elba currently is strongly considered to play Roland Deschain in the upcoming Dark Tower movie adaptation by Sony/MRC.  Just some days before, some other rumors spread about Matthew McConaughey to play Roland (or maybe the Man in Black). After all, considering all the previous discussion about who will finally play the Dark Tower Movie lead role, it remains absolutely unclear who will be the final “Roland Deschain”.  We still can only discuss, speculate and wait for the final word.

In addition, recent reports make clear that if and when a Dark Tower Movie Adaptation will be  produced by the current team (Sony, Media Rights Capital, Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer), also is not set in stone. Despite Sony already having announced an official start date (January 2017) for the first motion picture, Ron Howard in a recent interview said that the final decision about the project has not been made yet.

Taken together: Nothing clear yet, we can stay excited if we ever will see Dark Tower movies on the big screen.

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