The Dark Tower has us all a little curious. The film is said to feature a few deviations from King’s source works, and there’s a mammoth budget behind the film. How will it play out? Will it be too cheesy to wrap our heads around, or will it feel as though King himself is narrating an epic live actioner for us?
We can’t answer these questions just yet, but we can comfortably say that the new trailer is pretty awesome, but also pretty far over the top. The Dark Tower had better arrive with a dish of suspension of disbelief in tow.
The Dark Tower features Idris Elba (Prometheus) as Roland, Matthew McConaughey (Dazed and Confused) will play the villainous Man in Black. Supporting performers include Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Katheryn Winnick (Killers).
Nikolaj Arcel directs. Arcel also co-writes with Anders Thomas Jensen, Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman.
The Dark Tower is scheduled to arrive on the big screen on August 4th, 2017.
Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.