There have been many bumps in the road to get The Dark Tower adaptation going, but it seems like they are finally pushing forward. Production is rumored to be starting in the very near future. Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are signed on to the roles of Roland Deschain and Walter Padick. King has expressed excitement, and a little relief that it seems the film is finally getting underway. The road has been long, and has had more than it’s fair share of roadblocks. The Dark Tower is very important to King, who has himself defined it as his magnum opus (a chief work for a writer). There have been complaints on the internet about the casting, but the director and even King stands by the choices, and believe they will make the movie great. The film is set to release in January of 2017, and we’re hoping that none of the roadblocks delay the picture.