Warner Bros. just released a fun new promo spot for The Dark Tower. This new video puts the focus on several Stephen King Easter eggs! It doesn’t make mention of what they are, but if you’re familiar with King’s work you’ll notice a lot of stuff. Check out the video and see if you can spot them all.
When talking to EW about loading the movie with Steven King Easter eggs, director Nikolaj Arcel said:
“As one of his ‘Constant Readers,’ one of the things I found so much pleasure in was the fact that when I read one novel and I read the next one, there was the same town, there was the same character, or there was Castle Rock. It blew my mind. I wanted to have that same feeling.”
“I wanted Paul Sheldon’s book Misery’s Child in one of the shots. I wanted one of the old haunted places to be Pennywise’s house. And I got all that. It’s just like a dream come true for me, mixing every single thing. Cujo’s going to walk by. It’s just fun.”
If you look closely you will notice some of the things you’ll see are the Rita Hayworth poster from Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption; Cujo walking down the street; Stand By Me with the “Attack Dog Keep Out” sign; The evil car Christine; The Dark Tower’s Breakers, who are twins that seem like a callback to the Grady twins in The Shining; a Mr. Mercedes mention; a copy of Paul Sheldon’s Misery’s Child book; and a reference to 14-08.
The Dark Tower hits theater on August 4, 2017.