In addition to King’s eight core novels, the 34 year saga has encompassed everything from King’s The Stand, ‘Salem’s Lot, Insomnia and his collaborations with Peter Straub. THE DARK TOWER is the nexus at the centre of them all, and this new featurette
Some of the ones we spotted were The Shining, Rita Hayworth, references to an attack dog, shiny red cars, twins, a copy of Misery’s Child, and, of course, the number 19. Constant Readers will know what we’re talking about.
We recently explored the place that this film has in the intertextual conversation King is having with his readers in the article Page to Screen: Reading The Dark Tower in Context. “Revisiting the clues in other books, and reaching its inevitable end, is a satisfying quest as big as Roland’s. It’s also one that calls you on to go back and revisit it all again.
Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee and Jackie Earle Haley, it’s directed by Nikolaj Arcel. It hits US cinemas on 4 August, and Australian cinemas on 17 August 2017, from Sony Pictures Releasing.