Hot on the heels of the disappointing box office performance of Inferno, we have news that the next Imagine Entertainment joint is going to be a little bit delayed. The two aren’t necessarily related, although it’s been a while since producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer had a real significant box office hit. Their upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower needs a bit more time in the oven, particularly where visual effects are concerned, so it will be hitting theatres next summer instead of this coming February. This is just one of several release date changes announced by Sony last week. Here is a full breakdown of the new release dates:
- The Dark Tower – July 28, 2017
- Emojimovie: Express Yourself – Aug 4, 2017
- Baby Driver – Aug. 11, 2017
- Equalizer 2 – Sept. 14, 2017
- Flatliners – Sept. 29, 2017
- Jumanji – Dec. 22, 2017
Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji reboot was originally set for July 28th, but it has been pushed back to make room for The Dark Tower (and also, apparently, because it is “full of Christmas wish fulfillment, fun and heart.”). The Dark Tower has a relatively modest budget of just $60 million, so in order to avoid paying through the nose to get the VFX done on time, they just decided to delay it. The movie is directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and stars Idris Elba as Roland the Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black. Are you looking forward to The Dark Tower?