A film adaptation and television series of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower is slated for release in January 2017.
Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed the news yesterday as part of an announcement about upcoming films for 2016 and 2017. The eight book fantasy saga has already been adapted in comic book form, as well as in an interactive online experience called Discordia. Here is more about the story from the series’ website:
The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum. It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.