The Dark Tower Film PostponedPosted: November 3, 2016, 16:41:20
Entertainment Weekly reported today that the filmversion of The Dark Tower, originally set to premier February 17 now has been pushed forward to Summer 2017.
Principal photography for the Nikolaj Arcel-directed film wrapped on schedule in late July, but the plan to have a completed film ready to screen six months later proved to be overly ambitious. Now, Sony Pictures and production company MRC have decided post-production canít be finished in that timeframe and are about to inform theater owners of the change.
Sources close to the movie tell EW itís a matter of needing deadline extensions on the visual effects, as well as more lead-up to promote the film.
Only four months from release, thereís still no trailer. And the film recently dropped out of EWís PopFest a week before the fan gathering, with the studio indicating the footage set to be previewed wasnít ready. Ever since, fans have been speculating that the movie might be wavering on its February target.
A new release date wasnít available, the sources said, because a new weekend hasnít been selected yet. A formal announcement is expected as soon as thatís settled.
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