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The Dark Tower (movie poster)Sony Pictures just announced its movie lineup for 2016-17. Among the releases which includes the new Ghostbusters movie is a date for Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. The movie is set to be directed by Nikolaj Arcel, famous for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), A Royal Affair (2012) and King’s Game (2004). It is scheduled release date is January 13, 2017.

Here’s the official press release from Sony:


CULVER CITY, Calif., August 5, 2015 – Sony Pictures Entertainment today unveiled release dates for 16 films for the studio’s 2016 and 2017 slates.

The additions compose a diverse, globally oriented mix of films, including new films with franchise potential (The Dark Tower, Uncharted, Patient Zero), established franchises (Bad Boys 3 and 4, Resident Evil, Underworld), adaptations of strong and beloved source material (The Magnificent Seven, Jumanji, Barbie), and daring original films (Passengers, Money Monster, The Shallows, Baby Driver, The Lamb).

These films join numerous projects already on the studio’s slate, including Ghostbusters (which moves up one week to 7/15/16), the next Spider-Man film (7/28/17), The Equalizer 2 (9/29/17), Dan Brown’s Inferno (10/14/16), Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (11/11/16), and the animated Spider-Man film masterminded by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (7/20/18.)

The full list of films and their release dates added to the slate includes:

Money Monster – 4/8/16
The Shallows – 6/24/16
Ghostbusters – 7/15/16*
Patient Zero – 9/2/16
The Magnificent Seven – 9/23/16*
Underworld 5 – 10/21/16
Passengers – 12/21/16
Jumanji – 12/25/16
The Dark Tower – 1/13/17
Resident Evil 6 – 1/27/17
Bad Boys 3 – 2/17/17
Baby Driver – 3/17/17
Barbie – 6/2/17
Uncharted – 6/30/17*
The Lamb – 12/8/17
Bad Boys 4 – 7/3/19

*Previously slated films with new dates.

I can’t tell if this movie is going to be the first in a series, but I’m not sure why it wouldn’t be. Unless they do a movie of the first book and then switch to a TV series for the rest of them?

Are you guys excited? What other movies are you waiting for with bated breath? Let us know in the comments.


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