When it was announced that a big screen adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Dark Tower was being made, we were very excited to see what they would do with the project, especially when Hollywood superstar Idris Elba signed on to star in the film. Unfortunately though, The Dark Tower flopped and has received a lot of criticism, something which has clearly been getting to Idris.
Elba raged, "Ultimately, everyone has an opinion and that’s okay. I’d imagine that a film like The Dark Tower — if you know anything about the literature — it’s a very hard book to digest, and it’s definitely a hard book to adapt. Until one of the reviewers that had something to say adapts it and does a great job, well I don’t want to hear what they have to say."
While it is fair to say that The Dark Tower movie was a bit of a flop, getting slated by fans and critics alike and not exactly setting the box office alight, there has still been talk of there actually being The Dark Tower television series being made. Idris Elba has also spoken about the future of the franchise and Idris has admitted that he is not sure what is actually going to happen.
Elba added, "Yeah, I don’t actually know, if I’m really honest. I do know about the TV series and I’m not sure where we are with that, but I couldn’t tell you what’s going to happen next. As you know the film was sort of mixed reviews, and some loved it and I think some hated it, so who knows."
We have to admit that we thought The Dark Tower movie was absolutely terrible and we are not sure if a movie sequel would be the right way to go. As for The Dark Tower TV series, they would need to make a huge amount of changes to make it work.