Filming Locations: Where was The Dark Tower filmed?

The Dark Tower location
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The 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 of 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. Most of the land of Mid-World was filmed in the vast landscapes of the southernmost African country, using Cape Town as headquarters:

The Dark Tower film location
Going north of Cape Town, some shooting took place at Cederberg mountains, famous for its peculiar rock formations. Also the crew built the Manni Village in a valley in Rawsonville (Worcester region). The Parkhurst High School from Blood & Water Netflix series was also set in Cape Town.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures and Neville Nel


Where is The Dark Tower set
The production was also filmed 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


Mid-World Scenery
Some scenes were filmed at the massive Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga, northeast of Johannesburg. The Last Days of American Crime city from the Netflix action movie was set in the USA but the filmmakers shot a big section of the film in Johannesburg. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures and Mat Distef


Dutch Hill house
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


Keystone Earth New York
A scene of destruction was filmed in the streets under Manhattan bridge at Dumbo.
Image by Tino


Der Dunkle Turm drehort
Some other exteriors shot in NYC include Lexington Ave & E 29th St and the streets around Madison Square Park.
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures and Google Maps

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