Idris Elba is a Gunslinger while Matthew McConaughey is the Man in Black, one sworn to protect The Dark Tower while the other sworn to destroy it. This is the first official trailer for The Dark Tower.
“Jake Chambers is an 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters a Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, who is on a quest to reach the “Dark Tower” that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save all existence from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.”
This movie has been a long time coming, going as far back as ten years ago when J.J. Abrams was attached to direct. Well now it’s almost here and while it might not be everything some fans of the books wanted (it’s not a direct adaptation of any of the eight novels, instead taking place after them), I think it looks good, definitely something I’ll be keeping an eye on. Also I want to count how many different ways Idris Elba’s Gunslinger can reload a six shooter in the final movie. I’m guessing it will be at least six (I mean they show three in the trailer alone).
The Dark Tower was directed by Nikolaj Arcel, who also co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen, based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King. Starring in the movie are Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Haley and many others.
The Dark Tower was initially set to come out on January 13th, which turned to February 17th and then July 28th. The current release date (and hopefully final one) is August 4th.