Does 'The Dark Tower' look like a flop? | The Tylt
The highly-anticipated trailer to the film adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling series, "The Dark Tower," just dropped—and fan reaction is extremely mixed. While some fans are still pumped after waiting nearly 40 years for a proper Hollywood movie, others are very skeptical about the film being a loose sequel to the book series. Others just see it as a generic sci-fi/fantasy adventure. After all—the film was in development hell for years. So has it been doomed from the start? 🎥
Does 'The Dark Tower' look like a flop?
"Dark Tower," starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, will be released on Friday, Aug. 4. Check out the synopsis of the film adaptation, thanks to IMDB:
The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where "the world has moved on" in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
The film's trailer has opened to mixed reactions. Is this a bad sign for the upcoming movie? Watch the trailer, decide for yourself and vote!
So, are you confused about the film adaptation being a sequel, and the TV series that's also in the works? Well, the Verge's Andrew Liptak explained the history of King's novel series, and all of the ups and downs of the upcoming adaptations.
Film adaptations from King's books have slayed in the past, and "It" and "Dark Tower" look promising to many fans.
Just your typical sci-fi/fantasy adventure? Hmm...
as someone who hasn't read The Dark Tower... this trailer makes it look like a generic action/fantasy movie about boring growly men.— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) May 3, 2017
There are many skeptics on if the adaptation/sequel to the novels will be any good.
Mmmmmmmmmmm… not sure how I feel about that Dark Tower trailer. The story seems VERY different. Not necessarily bad. But peculiar— 🙌David Tate🙌 (@davidjtate) May 3, 2017