'Dark Tower' director thought the movie was hard to adapt

| Updated: Aug 04, 2017 07:53 IST

Los Angeles [U.S.A.], August 4 (ANI): The film adaptation of 'The Dark Tower', based on the popular series of books from Stephen King, has been in development for literally 10 years. But there was a time when director Nikolaj Arcel felt that this might not get made at all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arcel, for a brief period, felt that the movie might not happen. "No one's ever going to adapt it, because it's completely unadaptable. It's a crazy, sprawling, genre-hopping saga," he said. But the director thanked screenwriter Akiva Goldsman that made him see how the movie could be done. Rather than attempting to digest the massive multiverse Stephen King created through eight novels, the film tells a (relatively) simple story, largely drawn from the first novel, 'The Gunslinger', that pits Roland (Idris Elba) and Jake (Tom Taylor) against the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). "It's borrowing some stuff from some of the other novels, but it's definitely just the beginning of a longer journey, of a longer saga," noted Arcel. 'The Dark Tower' based on Stephen King's best-selling novel focuses on the last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, who has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. The flick is slated to hit the theatres on August 4. (ANI)