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Octogeek – The Dark tower, Mr Mercedes, The Disaster Artist

July 19, 2017 Paul Caldwell 0 Comments

This week we’ve got trailers! Three to be precise. If you’re fond of a bit of Stephen King then you’re in the right place. Here’s my top three happenings this week then!

The Dark Tower

Stephen King’s Fantasy Western type thing is out August 18th in the UK and it’s shaping up to be something special. Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey both in a Stephen King film? That’s what I call bang for your buck.

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Mr Mercedes

Stephen King always has about 40 things in production it seems. If cowboys aren’t your thing then maybe serial killers are? If Idris Elba isn’t your thing then maybe Brendan Gleeson is? what am I saying? Of course Brendan Gleeson is your thing. He’s everybody’s thing! It’s coming to TV in the US in August but I’m not sure where it’ll end up when it hits our shores.

“From Executive Producers Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender comes the story of a demented serial killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails. This forces the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.” 

 

The Disaster Artist

If you don’t like James Franco then I can tell you 2 things. One is that you’ve went down in my estimation and the other is that you’ll not like The Disaster Artist. The teaser doesnt contain much but it makes want to see film so, you know, it’s doing it’s job. Less is more.

A delightful tribute to the joy and madness of making movies, The Disaster Artist follows the outrageous adventures of eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his best friend, actor Greg Sestero. These two endearing misfits move to L.A. and try to live the Hollywood dream by making their very own feature film, but end up embarking on a wildly unpredictable and hilariously unforgettable production. Leading to one of the most infamous, bizarre, and beloved midnight movies of all time, The Room.

 

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