It might be hard to remember that The Dark Tower came out this year and not last year. After another Stephen King adaptation by the name of IT dominated September’s box office, no would blame you for forgetting about the sci-fi western starring Idris Elba. After all, one became the highest-grossing horror film of all time — the other totaled $50 million domestically off a $60 million budget.
But don’t don’t count out a sequel just yet. No, not because the film owned overseas. Also starring Matthew McConaughey, The Dark Tower totaled just $111 million worldwide with $61 million in foreign markets. And no, it wasn’t a film that struggled despite positive reviews — a 15 percent on Rotten Tomatoes isn’t helping anyone. Instead, the answer might be television.
Elba, who portrayed Gunslinger Roland Deschain, spoke to RadioTimes and said he’s open for a sequel.
“I’d personally prefer to do another Dark Tower film, exploring some more of the gunslinger – as a film.”
As much as Elba wants a sequel to happen though, that’s not what gets films made typically. So what would open the door for another one? A television series could give the film a second chance at succeeding with perhaps a bigger following whenever a sequel would be released.
“I think any TV series that is an offshoot from the film can have more time to explore some themes,” Elba said.
What’s more, is that this isn’t just some pipe dream for Elba and that talks are happening that could lead to a sequel — although, the star doesn’t know much about the plans.
“I don’t know much about where they are with the TV show – but I think there’s definitely talks to try and do another one.”
What do you think of the news for a potential TV series followed by a sequel to the film? Do you believe in second chances? Sound off in the comments below!
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, the film stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black, Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Katheryn Winnick as Laurie Chambers, Abbey Lee as Tirana, Jackie Earle Haley as Sayre, Fran Kranz as Pimli, Claudia Kim as Arra Champignon and Dennis Haysbert as Steven Deschain.
The 10 Movie Trailers With The Most Views In 24 Hours, Ranked
Not all trailers are created equal. Some give away too many plot points while some don’t reveal enough. Some only earn a couple thousand views in their lifetime, while others earn up to 197 million views in just 24 hours. At this point, trailers have become an art form in themselves as they sell the movie to audiences who have thousands of different entertainment projects competing for their attention. To win the public’s attention, studios often spend big money on marketing campaigns designed to draw as many eyes onto a franchise as possible.
Heroic Hollywood has gathered the ten trailers that generated the most views in their 24 hours and ranked them from worst to best. Just because a trailer is on the top ten doesn’t mean that it’s good (the same applies for the movies mentioned in this list), it just means it succeeded in capturing the attention of the world for a moment. In the dog-eat-dog world that is the entertainment industry, if you aren’t able to generate buzz around your product months before it’s even released, then you’re doing something wrong.
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