Our friends over at IGN recently caught up with director Nikolaj Arcel regarding his adaptation of the Stephen King classic The Dark Tower. King definitely had some notes regarding the script and more.
“At one point he [said,] ‘I have some notes for script.’ And he sent us a hard copy of the script, with hand-written notes,” said Arcel. “He was very polite and very respectful. It was always like, ‘Maybe Roland doesn’t talk so much here’… he was just like the groundskeeper of the characters.”
How did King feel after seeing the flick?
“After he saw the film for the first time, [King wrote to me], ‘This is not exactly my novel, but this is very much the spirit and the tone. And I’m very happy.’”
Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Tom Taylor, and Katheryn Winnick co-star.
Based on the King-penned fantasy series, the film follows a wandering knight who is the last hope of the fallen land of Mid-World. He is charged with finding the Dark Tower while battling his nemesis, the Man in Black.
Nikolaj Arcel directs with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer producing under their Imagine Entertainment banner along with Stephen King and Erica Huggins. Look for the film in theaters on August 04, 2017.