For thousands of generations, the Gunslingers were knights. Sworn to protect us from the coming of the dark.
After much anticipation, the first trailer for the adaption of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower has arrived and it’s packed full of mystery, fantasy and guns aplenty!
Based on the best-selling series, the film follows the last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). Roland is determined to prevent him from topping the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, including Earth, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
Fans of the series have been anxiously awaiting the trailer as only a few stills and a teaser have been published and now only four months remain until the film is released. The Dark Tower has already faced a long road with the film originally being developed by JJ Abrams until Ron Howard took over in 2010. Yes, 2010. It was then announced in 2015 that Nikolaj Arcel would direct the film with a 2016 release date, however, Sony pushed back the release date twice.
It is said the film will be both an adaption and a sequel to the eight-novel book series, so we could be in for a movie franchise if all goes well. Who knows though, it could end up being another seven years until we get a sequel!
Starring Idris Elba (Thor), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Tom Taylor. The Dark Tower hits cinemas in August.
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