Hitting theaters in August is the long-awaited The Dark Tower film, based on the popular series of Stephen King novels. With the movie being a loose adaptation of the source material, this allows the announced TV series based on the books to explore the origins of one of the film's main characters, Roland Deschain, with actor Idris Elba attached to explore the character's origins.
When speaking with Deadline about a plethora of projects, producer Akiva Goldsman explained his plans for the upcoming TV series.
“The first episode of a show has been written, and we hope to retain Ron Howard’s original idea to mix platforms, something that seemed revolutionary 10 years ago but now is something that others have done,” Goldsman explained. “Idris for sure is part of this, and if the movie is Roland Deschain the gunslinger, the show is his origin story, based on the fourth novel in the series,
The upcoming film is said to borrow elements from the original
The good news about Goldsman's comments
Earlier this year, Howard revealed to TV Guide, "Dark Tower is coming out this summer. It’s a terrific movie directed by Nikolaj Arcel. And we are working on the television component. That’s not a commitment on the television side, but creatively, it could work very well, hand in hand with what we’d like the movies to be.”
Considering The Dark Tower having been given multiple release dates that's resulted in months of delays,
The Dark Tower hits theaters August 4.