Universal sets date for Dark Tower movie release

November 11, 2010

in General News

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Universal Pictures has announced a number of movie release dates and tucked away among films such as Larry Crowne and Safe House they have set the release date of the first movie from the Dark Tower trilogy.  They expect DT to be in theaters on Friday, May 17, 2013.

For a typical movie I would say that’s a fairly safe date but for such a production as The Dark Tower–encompassing a trilogy of movies and a couple of seasons of TV series–I’d say this was a little optimistic. Let’s hope I’m proven wrong!

This Universal list comes from Deadline.com, although there is no confirmation on the accuracy of that information.

Tet19 November 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

WE GOT A DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anon November 13, 2010 at 11:04 pm

The opening date should have been the 19th.

Russ November 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

anon: 19 is perfect, lol. Good one.

Tristan November 24, 2010 at 12:58 am

but the numbers equal 19

Wu Yun November 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm

You know they did that on purpose.

Ah Discordia.

gabrielruiz November 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm

any news on who’s gonna play roland?

Dan December 9, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Release date: May 13, 2013 OR…
05/17/2013 which added up….
0+5+1+7+2+0+1+3 = 19

Sean J. McCoy December 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Thought this page made good arguments for actors who Howard is reportedly considering for Roland:


Sean J. McCoy December 18, 2010 at 1:13 am

Stephen King’s site HAS verified the release date:



Kc February 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

Yahoo follow the path of the beam!!!!

jeremy February 25, 2011 at 4:09 am

It’s about time. Say thank you. See you in the clearing at the end of the path.

jesse March 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm

WooHoo!!!! All things serve the beam!!

michael billedeaus March 13, 2011 at 10:00 pm

the opening date is perfect. may 17, 2013. add the numbers 5+1+7+2+0+1+3=19

Tim April 7, 2011 at 8:35 am

I heard that Javier Bardem will be playing the lead roll..Smart choice!!

joanne May 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm

love that no.19. Bought new truck in 5/10 and when dmv issued new license plates, the numbers added up to 19- not even a special order. serving the beam i guess!

bob May 27, 2011 at 4:28 am

There ARE other worlds than these,they better get it right