There are other trailers than these. With the exception of a stunning poster released last month, things have been quiet on THE DARK TOWER publicity front. Now the Twitter accounts of Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey have launched a fun rivalry to tease footage from tomorrow’s trailer. Sony has also released a pair of
“The war is over. You know it’s coming.” Based on the novels by Stephen King, the film is said to be both an adaptation and a sequel to the popular author’s magnum opus. The film tells the story of Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last gunslinger of Mid-World on a quest to find the titular tower, a nexus point of all time and space. His nemesis is Walter Paddick (Matthew McConaughey), known variously as Walter O’Dim, Randall Flagg or simply The Man in Black.
In addition to King’s eight core novels, the 34 year saga has encompassed everything from King’s The Stand, ‘Salem’s Lot, Insomnia and his collaborations with Peter Straub. Suffice it to say, this one is going to be deep and huge.
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, THE DARK TOWER is released on 4 August 2017 in the US, and 17 August 2017 in Australia, from Sony.
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