The Black Tower, or with the original title The Dark Tower, is a 2017 American science-based fantasy action film directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel. An adaptation and sequel to the Stephen King series of the same name, starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, a gunman on a mission to protect The Tower, a mythical structure that takes charge of all realities, while Matthew McConaughey plays his nemesis, Walter Padick (The Man in Black) and Tom Taylor play Jake Chambers, a boy who becomes Roland’s apprentice. And this film arrived today on the HBO Portugal platform.
Designed as the first installment in a multimedia franchise, the film combines several elements of the eight-novel series and takes place in both modern New York City and Middle World, Roland’s parallel universe in the style of the Wild West.
Torre Negra is already on HBO Portugal
The Black Tower debuted at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on July 31, 2017, and was released in the United States by Columbia Pictures on August 4 of the same year. The film grossed $ 113 million worldwide on a budget of $ 66 million and received generally negative reviews, with reviews aimed at compressing its original material from several novels into one film, although the performance of ‘Elba deserved praise.
You can watch the movie trailer here.
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