Regardless of some massive winners, 2017 was disappointing on the field workplace for films. Several properties had underperforming sequels, whereas different franchise starters crashed and burned upon arrival. The Darkish Tower is without doubt one of the latter, after it scored a minimal take on the field workplace mixed with poor opinions. The failure is all of the extra obvious whenever you do not forget that this film was initially meant to launch a complete Darkish Tower universe, full with an accompanying TV series. The standing of this sequence has at all times been up within the air, however new phrases from Idris Elba do not paint a greater image.
Nobody can fault The Darkish Tower undertaking for being formidable. Method again when it was first introduced, the plan was to make a sequence of films that related to a TV present, with characters bouncing forwards and backwards between the 2. It was an interconnected media universe that may have even made Marvel Studios’ head spin, however there’s by no means been any vital progress to creating this a actuality. Just lately, Stephen King stated that the TV sequence would possibly simply reboot every part. This was information to the star of the film, Idris Elba, who has zero clues as to what’s taking place with The Darkish Tower.
You already know what? I did not know Steven stated that. I do not know, truly, the place it lies. I need to determine this out, I do not know the place it lies. I am sadly the final to know at this level.
When requested by ScreenCrush what he knew about Stephen King’s declare Darkish Tower TV sequence would possibly begin from scratch, Idris Elba might solely say that he would not know something. Actors are normally the final to know these items anyway, however that hardly leaves a lot confidence in what is going on on with this franchise. Elba’s confusion matches all of ours at this level. Phrase on the road was potential sequence might have concerned Elba not directly, but it surely’s getting more and more more durable to see that taking place.
Following its disappointing performance, it appears unlikely Darkish Tower movie sequel is within the works. That simply leaves a TV sequence, which was rumored to contain facet characters from the novels, with the potential of the film characters cameoing. The Darkish Tower has at all times confirmed to be a difficult nut to crack, with novels that do not lend themselves simply to adaptation. The film needed to in the end go in its personal route with a number of differences from the books, which did not sit effectively with some followers.