The Dark Tower franchise is based on best-selling novels written by Stephen King, and today we have been given a glimpse into what the movie will have in store for us. A trailer for the movie was released today, and we couldn’t be more excited for the movie this year.
The Dark Tower stars Idris Elba as the Gunslinger, or Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey as the villain Man in Black. The release date was recently pushed back to August 4, 2017. This was mainly due to Sony’s upcoming The Emoji Movie. We’re expecting big things out of this movie for a few reasons. First, we know the writing will be superb because come on guys, it’s Stephen King. Expect to be sitting on the edge of your seats people. Second, there is already a TV series in the works starring Elba. This tells us that they’re pretty confident the movie is going to be a hit. Thirdly, McConaughey came forward recently and explained the reason he turned down a role in hit Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was specifically for his role in this film.
For those of you who haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, the movie tells the tale of lead character Roland Deschain’s (Elba) quest for the Dark Tower, a structure that holds the key to the nexus of all universes. He encounters many allies and enemies along the way as the world crumbles around him, including the Man in Black. Check out the trailer below, and go ahead and hyper-analyze the footage while we continue to wait for August 4th to roll around the corner!