Here’s another trailer for the intriguing science fantasy western action horror The Dark Tower, which is now less than a month away.
It feels like Sony are not putting all that much marketing effort behind The Dark Tower. They released the first official trailer early May, just three months ahead of the film’s release and not much else since then. There’s not a whole lot new in this second international trailer and I’m still not sure what to take from The Dark Tower. On the surface it looks like something that should be very much up my alley, and it definitely is to an extent. At the same time I feel like it might not be all there. It’s a very interesting mishmash of genres that I really want to work, but sadly I don’t think that will end up being the case (for too many reasons to enumerate here). Probably more than any other movie this summer (well this and Valerian) I hope I’m wrong about The Dark Tower.
The Dark Tower was directed by Nikolaj Arcel who also co-wrote the screenplay with Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen, based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King (but it’s not a direct adaptation, should play more like a sequel with elements from the books). Starring in the film are Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Abby Lee, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick and more.
The Dark Tower drops August 4th in the US and a few other countries. By the end of August the movie should be out just about everywhere.