Bad news for anyone who wanted to see Idris Elba playing Roland sooner than later. Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower‘ has been delayed again. Thankfully it isn’t as much of a jump as the January 13th, 2017 release being bumped back to July 28th, 2017 as now we’re going to be checking it out on August 4th, 2017. So, it was only delayed a week this time which isn’t bad but seems a bit strange that if we’re going to have a delay, it is only by a week.

Early reports that came out of CinemaCon stated that “…the footage had some visual effects that looked very early and unfinished for a July 28, 2017, release. With no trailer yet released for this film, I wonder if Sony will delay the movie yet again.”

That ended up being true, but I’m wondering how much of a difference a single week can make. I mean, we’ve already been shown a trailer for ‘It’ which isn’t due out until September and this should be a bigger movie that is set to be released much sooner without even a hint of one being released.

It almost seems that Sony was just pushing ‘The Emoji Movie’ into that release date and has nothing to do with the post-production at all.

Are you looking forward to Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ or are all of these delays worrying you? Why do you think it was pushed back just a single week and do you feel that Sony will make this new target? Share your thoughts below!


Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the ‘Dark Tower’ that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save Mid-World from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.

‘The Dark Tower’ will open its doors on August 4th, 2017.

Source: Slash Film

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