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The Dark Tower: Stephen King's movie delayed fourth time, pushed to August, 4 2017; Makes way for 'The Emoji Movie'

By Mharia Emmareen | Mar 31, 2017 11:15 PM EDT
Dark Tower Movie Poster - New movie release date is on August 4, 2017.

"The Dark Tower" movie could have fascinated fans because of its extraordinary story but due to unprecedented situations, the adaption of Stephen King's novels was delayed for the fourth time. The much-anticipated movie is now scheduled to hit theaters on August 4, 2017.

The film was originally slated to release on January 13. It was then pushed back to February 17 and to July 28. Slash Film has learned that footages shown on CinemaCon didn't look like it was near to finish. It may have some visual effects but no trailer released yet compared to other Stephen King's adaptation which already has a trailer.

The July 28 spot was filled in by "The Emoji Movie" and that "The Dark Tower" movie will no longer be pushed back again. Sources said that the latest transition was to provide more time for the students to enjoy movies before the school opens. Besides, an upcoming trailer for "The Dark Tower" is just around the corner.

The plot synopsis of "The Dark Tower" movie is about an 11-year-old Jake Chambers, played by Tom Taylor. Being an adventure seeker, he deciphered clues regarding another world called Mid-World. His curiosity took him to the other dimension and met Roland Deschain, a frontiersman knight played by Idris Alba. His mission is to reach the Dark Tower to save the Mid-World from destruction. However, with a number of different monsters including the wicked Walter Padick played by Matthew McConaughey, the task will be tough to accomplish, Collider reported.

"The Dark Tower" includes eight novels that Stephen King published between 1982 and 2012. The books' stories are a mixture of classic western themes, associated with sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Nikolaj Arcel directed and co-wrote the movie. It is a continuation following the culmination of "The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower".

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