They say all worlds are connected by the Dark Tower, and that in of itself cloaks this obsidian structure in an arcane veil of mystery, curiosity and unrelenting dread. Woven from the brilliant mind of horror master Stephen King (IT, The Shining, Pet Sematary) The Dark Tower is being praised as his magnum opus and finally this summer audiences will realize why.
There’s been talk about bringing Stephen King’s dark fantasy epic to the big screen for several years now. J.J. Abrams (Lost, Cloverfield, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) was attached to the colossal undertaking of translating King’s vision from book to screen, but it wasn’t meant to be.
Then Ron Howard (Willow, The Davinci Code, Apollo 13) was given the director’s chair, but not even he could keep hold of the mantel for long. It was begging to look like The Dark Tower would never be.
It was as though something ethereal was preventing even the strongest directors from bringing the project to life. Then, whether for good or by the will of evil, at last the veil was breached – the timing was right – and perhaps a cluster of stars came into alignment – but by whatever unseen means, the titanic project was handed over to Nikolaj Arcel, who finally forged a path for fans and audiences to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.
This one series combines some of Stephen King’s most beloved classics under its looming shadow. IT, The Stand, Christine, The Shining, Misery, Room 1408, The Black House, and even Cujo all have connections to this searing masterpiece.
Already from trailers we’ve seen glimpses of these Easter eggs, and excitement for the movie keeps rising.
Along with King’s previous works, The Dark Tower also combines Clint Eastwood style Western cinema with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings epic fantasy. Added to that is Arthurian lore along with Stephen King’s powerful sense for horror. It’s safe to assume we are in for a definite treat!
We will at long last get to visit the world of the Gunslinger, the Man in Black and the Dark Tower August 4th of this year, so be sure to have your ticket ready. This is promising to be one Hell of a trip already.