One of this year's highly anticipated films is the movie adaptation of Stephen King's novel "The Dark Tower." The film is due to be released in movie theaters on August 4, 2017 but no trailer was seen yet, until today.


Consumer Protection British Columbia has officially rated and approved for all audiences the much-awaited trailer of "The Dark Tower." The full-length trailer runs for 2 minutes and 32 seconds. The trailer was officially rated on April 28 by the CPBC. Given the timing, it could start popping up in theaters as early as this weekend.

Several speculations claim that it could most likely be attached to the release of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" in North America.

On the official website of the Consumer Protection British Columbia, two separate rating entries for the film's trailer are shown. Perhaps, these are individual entries for the movie's 2D and 3D versions. In October 2016, a workprint trailer was leaked online and was immediately taken down by Columbia Pictures. In March 2017, the first poster for the film was revealed.

Television series

Aside from the movie, a television series under the same title will follow, which is set in the same sequence as the film. The series will be based primarily on Stephen King's fourth novel titled "Wizard and Glass," and will piece together the backstory of the movie.

In his novel, the fourth installment talks about the young Roland and his friends sent on a mission before the world moved on. It also talks about the gunslinger's first love affair, as well as pain and loss. A younger Roland will most likely play the role in the television series.


The movie will follow the adventure of the 11-year-old Jake Chambers who uncovers several clues about another dimension called the mid-world.

Upon his discovery, he is transported to the mid-world where he meets the last gunslinger. The gunslinger is on a quest to find The Dark Tower that can be found in the end-world. The Man in Black is the constant antagonist and will play a major role in the story. In the novel, The Man in Black is partly responsible for some of Roland Deschain's pains in life.