Fans of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series will have to wait just a little longer for the popular novels to come to life on the big screen; originally slated to arrive in theaters in February 2017, Sony Pictures' adaptation of the novels, starring Idris Elba as Roland the Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, will now arrive in theaters in summer 2017.
According to Entertainment Weekly, despite principle photography having wrapped over the summer, the franchise's debut has been delayed due the amount of work involved in creating the movie's special effects, and concerns over being able to effectively ramp up promotion for the film.
"It’s a very fiscally responsible budget, and trying to stay in budget to make money and stay profitable means the VFX won’t be finished in time [for February]," EW's anonymous source explained. "Now that there’s more time, they’re not paying rush charges to get the effects where they need to be."
Now arriving in Summer 2017, “The Dark Tower” stars Elba, McConaughey, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Tom Taylor, Fran Kranz, Claudia Kim and Jackie Earle Haley.
In addition to being the first in a planned series of movies, the show has already spawned a spinoff television show based on the fourth book and also starring Elba.