Amazon’s ‘The Dark Tower’ TV Series Recasts the Lead Roles

Miraculously, the Dark Tower TV series is still happening at Amazon—albeit as more of a reboot than a continuation of the film franchise. The long-in-the-works Stephen King adaptation finally came to fruition in 2017, after previous efforts by directors like J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard failed to coalesce. The resulting film found Idris Elba in the lead role of Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as the villain Walter Padick aka the Man in Black, but ultimately director Nikolaj Arcel’s film—which “remixed” King’s sprawling book series—failed to impress critics or audiences. The …
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