Now that Sony Pictures has their Gunslinger and The Man in Black, the studio has set a new release date for The Dark Tower. Adapted from the Stephen King work and directed by Nikolaj Arcel, the film will now open a month later on Feb. 17, 2017, EW has learned.
Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) will play the gun-slinging Roland Deschain and the many-named sorcerer The Man in Black in the long-awaited film. Both seek to reach the tower that stands at the nexus point in time and space.
Sony also shifted the release date for Bad Boys 3 from February 2017 to June 2, 2017. Joe Carnahan is directing the sequel, which will see Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles of Detectives Lowrey and Burnett. Last August, the studio set June 3, 2019 for Bad Boys 4.
Elsewhere, the Barbie movie lands a Mother’s Day weekend opening on May 12, 2017.