Over the past week, it has been rumoured that The Dark Tower runs for just 95 minutes, which is strangely short for a big-budget, franchise movie. Rumours have now become fact as author and creator Stephen King has confirmed the runtime on Twitter. Fear not, King might have confirmed the short runtime but he assures fans that just like the first book, The Dark Tower will be “all killer and no filler.”
Check out King’s Tweet below:
It’s true THE DARK TOWER movie runs a clean 95 minutes. Like the first book in the series (224 pages), it’s all killer and no filler.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 19, 2017
Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.
The Dark Tower lands in theatres on August 18, 2017!