Where was The Dark Tower filmed?

This new film is based on the Stephen King fantasy book series dating back to 1982, spanning eight novels of horror and science fiction. The story follows the quest Roland the last Gunslinger, looking for a magical building called The Dark Tower, to save his world before it's too late.

The lead roles are played by Idris Elba (Prometheus, Pacific Rim) as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, The Wolf of Wall Street) as the mysterious Man in Black, and Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha from Vikings), who plays Laurie Chambers, the mother of the boy Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor).

The Dark Tower was filmed in South Africa and New York. We will be updating and expanding this post about the filming locations of the movie with new details, as more information is released:

The Dark Tower location
Most of the land of Mid-World was filmed in the vast landscapes of South Africa, using Cape Town as headquarters.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures


Where does The Dark Tower take place
Going north of Cape Town, some shooting took place at Cederberg mountains, famous for its peculiar rock formations. The crew was also filming in Rawsonville, but the only think we know about this location so far is from an image published in Instagram showing the doorway cave. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures and Neville Nel




Where is The Dark Tower set
The production was also filming at Tankwa Karoo National Park. This area is known for its barren lands and for hosting the African Burning Man festival, the AfrikaBurn. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures


Where was The Dark Tower shot
Some scenes were filmed at the massive Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga, northeast of Johannesburg.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures and Mat Distef


Dutch Hill house The Dark Tower
The house on Dutch Hill was filmed in a mansion at Stuyvesant Heights in Brooklyn, New York.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures and Google Maps




The Dark Tower New York
A scene of destruction was filmed in the streets under Manhattan bridge at Dumbo. Some other exteriors shot in NYC include Lexington Ave & E 29th St and the streets around Madison Square Park. Image by Tino


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