‘The Dark Tower’: new featurette explores the Legacy of the Gunslinger

Roland (Idris Elba) in Columbia Pictures' THE DARK TOWER. PHOTO BY: Courtesy of Sony Pictures COPYRIGHT: © 2017 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“When I started THE DARK TOWER,” says Stephen King in a new featurette, “I really saw the Gunslinger as…a concentrated force.” Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Stephen King explore the story of King’s iconic character, Roland Deschain AKA The Gunslinger, in this new extended sneak peek at THE DARK TOWER.

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s THE DARK TOWER, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen.  The last Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee and Jackie Earle Haley, it’s directed by Nikolaj Arcel. It hits US cinemas on 4 August, and Australian cinemas on 17 August 2017, from Sony Pictures Releasing.