Release Date: July 28, 2017
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Katheryn Winnick, Tom Taylor

This movie has been in the works for literally a decade. Back in 2007, JJ Abrams first spoke about adapting the Stephen King novel before his plans eventually fell through. Three years later, Ron Howard tried again with Universal to no avail. Only Nikoaj Arcel was able to get the adaptation going with Sony. Despite the rocky start, the wait seems like it’ll be worth it, especially with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey attached. As the story goes, Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), a 10-year-old boy, stumbles upon a new, strange dimension called Mid-World. It is on the brink of extinction and swarming with dangerous monsters and vicious sorcerers like Walter Padick (McConaughey), who will go to any length to rule the kingdom. Guided by a knight named Roland Deschain (Elba), Jake must find the Dark Tower in End-World to ensure this dimension doesn’t disappear. It’s like Westworld meets Game of Thrones meets The Lord of the Rings, with some authentic Stephen King horror to spice things up. Oh, and Junkie XL, the guy who worked on Deadpool, Fury Road, and 300, is scoring it. Sounds awesome. —Julia Pimentel