The Dark Tower series has become a global phenomenon, and its popularity among young readers and young adults is an ever-growing source of revenue for Warner Bros., which is spending more on new adaptations.
The studio is investing in the series for a fourth movie and has already spent more than $60 million on the adaptation, including more than a million dollars on the first film, “The Gunslinger,” in December.
The Dark, the third film, opened at No. 1 on the U.S. box office in 2018, and will be released this fall.
Warner Bros. has also announced that it has bought the rights to the novels, which the studio has used as source material for several films, including “The Lego Movie,” “Suicide Squad” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
In the new film, the story of the Gunslinger, played by Idris Elba, begins when his mother, Mary (Rachel McAdams), is abducted by a man who promises to free her if he can find the hidden weapon.
Elba is joined by David Bowie (Jeff Bridges), who also plays a character named Mr. Mudd, a fellow scientist who is trapped in the tower with the Gunslingers.
In the book, the Gunslings were the only ones left alive after the tower was destroyed by a rogue force of evil, and they are the only people left alive when the tower collapses.
The series is considered the bible of children’s books and is considered a classic in its own right.
Elba, who is playing the titular Gunslinger in the film, is known for playing characters with complex emotions and dark sides.
Elberson is one such character.
He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as the scientist who discovers a deadly virus that can kill a human fetus in “The Theory of Everything.”
The director of the “Dark Tower” trilogy is Christopher Nolan, who won an Oscar in 2005 for directing the first two films and directed “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2015.
He is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content, and Principato-Young Entertainment.