News - November 4, 2016

The Dark Tower, Jumanji and The Equalizer sequel all delayed
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The Dark Tower, Jumanji and The Equalizer sequel all delayed

The Dark Tower, the Jumanji remake and Edgar Wright's new drama Baby Driver have all seen their release dates put back by Sony Pictures. 

The long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King's dystopian novel series was due to hit cinemas on February 17th next year, but has now seen its release date put back until July 28th. 

The production on the movie, which stars, Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, was completed in July, but producers have decided to delay the release to spend more time getting the movie's effects right. 

First published in 1982, The Dark Tower is an eight-book series and begins with The Gunslinger. It tells the story of Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger. He has been chasing after his long-time enemy "the man in black" for many years across a barren desert and the novel follows him as he journeys. Elba is Deschain, McConaughey the man in black. 

Nikolaj Arcel, director of A Royal Affair and Truth About Men, is in the director's chair. 

The Jumanji remake, which stars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas, had been due for release on July 28th in 2017, the date now taken by The Dark Tower, so shifts back to December 22nd next year. 

The original was released in 1995 and starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier and Bonnie Hunt. It followed the story of a 12-year-old boy who becomes trapped in a board game in 1969 and is released 26 years later. 

The remake will be directed by Jake Kasdan with a script written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. 

As well as this Sony has also moved the release of Edgar Wright's new movie Baby Driver from March 11th next year to August 11th in 2017. The movie stars Ansel Elgrot and Lily James and follows the story of a talented young getaway driver who works for different bank robbers and gets in trouble when a robbery goes wrong. 

Finally the sequel to Denzel Washington's hit action thriller The Equalizer has been delayed by a full year. The sequel had been to debut on September 29th 2017, but has now moved all the way back to September 14th 2018. 

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