50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017: 'Blade Runner,' 'Star Wars' and More

From superhero blockbusters and high-profile sequels to docs, director passion-projects and some downright weird stuff

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'The Dark Tower' (Jul. 28)
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'The Dark Tower' (Jul. 28)

Stephen King's epic, multi-book tale of good, evil, gunfighters, evil sorcerers, father figures and mysterious quests has been one of those stop-start dream projects that Hollywood has been trying to make for years – the fact that there will finally be a movie version of this fantsasy-western-whatsit saga feels slightly unreal. Rumors have circulated about major characters not making the page-to-screen transition, that the film combines several volumes into one story, and that it's actually a sequel of sorts to the books have been flying fast and furious for the last six months. What we do know is that King himself was heavily involved as a consultant, and that casting Idris Elba as the hero Roland Deschain is a stroke of genius. Plus Matthew McCounaughey costars as the not-alright-alright-alright Man in Black. DF

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