If it does, Stephen King is already making a statement that Dark Tower 2 NEEDS to be rated R. Read on….
However, we agree with Stephen King because the film seemed like it was a bit safe for audience goers. We never got to see the dark side of the coin with McConaughey in King’s Opus film. . All of his scenes seemed to be insinuated. The film just needed that OMG moment to really push it over the top. Though, that always seems to be the problem with films that are PG-13.
Dark Tower had plenty of Stephen King throwbacks to 1408, The Shining, Misery and The Stand. The Dark Tower was made under a modest $60 million budget, which means a sequel is likely inevitable.
Stephen King recently revealed he understands why this first movie had to be PG-13, but the sequel has to be R!
Stephen Explains his reasoning on Dark Tower 2. Here is what he said to MW:
“I understand the rationale behind the movie that is PG-13. I was totally signed off on that. I want as many people in the tent as possible, for all kinds of reasons. Part of it having to do with the dynamic between the Gunslinger and the boy. That’s a father-son relationship. But I’d love to see the next picture be R. That’s sort of where we’re coming from now, and where the movie needs to go. PG-13 was the safe spot to go. When pictures were R, the studio execs would say, ‘Well, we know that this is going to make 20% or 30% less money because we’re going to exclude a prime tenderloin part of the moviegoing public.’ I think that movies like Deadpool have changed that.”
Will you be heading out to see The Dark Tower this weekend?