Still not many news from the Dark Tower movie set. But current Tweets by Tom Taylor (playing Jake Chambers in the ongoing Dark Tower movie adaptation) show that filming in Cape Town (South Africa) has been finished.
Now, they are moving to New York City. A current overview about what is known about the Dark Tower movie adaptation can also be found at Cinemablend.com.
Sooo pumped! Final day on set today@capetown, it's not over yet…THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE who made this possible pic.twitter.com/KK8m9Narwb
Online since yesterday: A radio interview/podcast on Entertainment Weekly. Moderator Anthony Breznican discusses the Dark Tower Movie adaptation with Stephen King and Director Nicolas Arcel. There is nothing really new or suprising, but it’s a good summary about the history, the actors, and also contains some hints about where the story picks up.
Stephen King makes clear the first movie will start with the sentence “The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed“. However, as announced before, the first movie will not focus on the first book, “The Gunslinger”. Instead, it will start somewhere in the middle of the story and play mostly in “our world”. Also, the idea to produce movies with an accompanying tv show covering the earlier story of the books and probably Roland’s youth still seems to be alive.
Complete title: The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – Bitter Medicine #2
Writers: Robin Furth, Peter David Drawings: Jonathan Marks Coloring: Lee Loughride Cover: Nimit Malavia
Text from Marvel:
The Gunslinger has brought ODETTA HOLMES to Midworld, but little does he realize that her darker half, DETTA WALKER poses a threat to everything that Roland holds dear! Will Roland and Eddie come up with a way to merge her two personalities before it’s too late?! Meanwhile, Roland’s clock is ticking down as the infection spreads further!
As reported by comicbook.com and comicbookmovie.com, Claudia Kim (known from Avengers: Age of Ultron) joined the cast for the Dark Tower movie adaptation. Apparently she will play Arra Champignon, a character from the Marvel Comics spinoff. Further details can be also found at tracking-board.com.
Filming has begun about two weeks ago in South Africa, now there are rumors about two more actors joining the cast: Michael Barbieri will be Timmy Mucci (Jake Chamber’s Friend). Furthermore, Katheryn Winnick, known from the tv show “Vikings”, will be in the Dark Tower Movie, yet it is unclear whom she will play.