After countless starts and stops through the last ten years of trying to get “The Dark Tower” developed, Sony and Media Rights Capital finally got the project going and now . . . we have our very first trailer for the film.
The Dark Tower is directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and stars Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club). The film is a science fantasy western horror film based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King. The Dark Tower is not an adaption, but actually a sequel to the books. According to what Nikolaj Arcel told Entertainment Weekly, “It has a lot of the same elements, a lot of the same characters, but it is a different journey.”
Sony, Media Rights Capital and Imagine Entertainment are hoping to turn the film into a big-screen franchise and also plans are being developed for a TV series prequel, which is also being co-written by the films director, Nikolaj Arcel. So there is a lot riding on the movie.
“The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.”
Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.
Check out the trailer below and you can prepare yourselves for the ultimate battle between good and evil on August 4, 2017.
The Cast includes:
- Idris Elba – Roland Deschain (The Last Gunslinger)
- Matthew McConaughey – Walter O’Dim (The Man in Black)
- Tom Taylor – Jacke Chambers
- Katheryn Winnick – Laurie Chambers
- Jackie Earle Haley – Sayre
- Fran Kranz – Pimli
- Abbey Lee Kershaw – Tirana
- Michael Barbieri – Timmy
- Claudia Kim – Arra Champignon
- Jose Zuniga – Dr. Hotchkiss
- Alex McGregor – Susan Delgado
- Nicholas Hamilton – Lucas Hanson
- De-Wet Nagel – Taheen Tech