We’re just at a week until the release of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. The movie clocks in at just over an hour-and-a-half, which is a little concerning to me until I remember that The Gunslinger, the first book in the series, was originally little more than an novella. The difference this time is that there seems to be a lot of back-story and world-hopping in the movie that wasn’t in the original book. But this recent “trailer,” which includes nods to the bigger picture the Tower stands at the heart of, has reminded me that maybe that’s okay.
I remain hopeful, if only because this movie is the “last one” of the season for me for a good while. I hope this trip to the Tower in the cinema won’t be the only trip to the Tower in the cinema.