The Dark Tower might first come in theaters but it will soon be seen on the small screen. The upcoming film adaptation is set to feature the saga’s bigger world and Stephen King’s Magnum Opus’ mythology.

In an interview with Nerdist, the film’s director Nikolaj Arcel revealed which from the book series will tie into the coming television series. He, too, talked about how they plan to expand its story.

The film and stories’ connection

Nikolaj Arcel revealed that “The Dark Tower” television series will be focusing on the younger years of Roland Deschain.

On the small screen, the director will be given a chance to explore the book’s storyline and fan-favorite moments that he can’t just simply fit into a 95-minute film.

For the record, the saga has seven novels, short stories, and tie-in comic book series. It is what fans call Stephen King’s Magnum Opus.

In fact, the 69-year-old author is known for his ability to connect all his stories to one another. Fans of his novels know that The Man in Black is just the same man who is in some of his books only in disguise but always pure evil.

The 44-year-old filmmaker, on the other hand, tried his best to include all of these references to the movie’s first trailer. In the film’s newly-released teaser, fans can hear the voice of Idris Elba as he takes the viewers through a lot of the novelist’s works.

It starts with “The Shining” then “IT,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Carrie,” and “The Stand.” These films are all connected by the line that Roland Deschain said, “There are other worlds than these.” This quote, too, plays an important role in “The Dark Tower” series.

In the saga, all of these worlds depend on one tower. If this tower falls, then everything is about to be destroyed.

The TV series’ coming

Moreover, Akiva Goldsman, who developed the Stephen King book series to a movie, talked about the possibilities of the “Dark Tower” television series.

In an interview with Deadline, he revealed that the show’s first episode is already written and Idris Elba will be involved in the TV adaptation.

“We hope to retain Ron’s original idea to mix platforms,” he said. He also added that it had just seemed radical for them ten years ago, but it is now being made.

“Idris for sure is part of this,” he added. The television series will feature the origin story of Roland Deschain the gunslinger based on “Wizard and Glass,” the fourth novel from the saga.

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