This changes everything. No, really. It literally changes everything. Stop reading here if you don’t want to know the clever way Stephen King and The Dark Tower‘s director and co-writer Nikolaj Arcel are shutting down fan complaints before they can even start.
Here’s the part of the post where I blather a bit about the background of The Dark Tower movie’s development and what we know so far so you don’t accidentally see the spoiler in the photograph below. So, anyway, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will play the Gunslinger and the Man in Black, respectively. The film also stars Fran Kranz (as Pimli Prentiss), Katheryn Winnick, and Abbey Lee, and may also cast Jackie Earle Haley and Aaron Paul. The film starts in media res and much of it takes place in the present day. It’s currently filming with a planned release date of January 13, 2017.
Now for the spoiler. Stephen King tweeted this on Thursday: