Stephen King’s adaptation of The Dark Tower comes in with a tonne of interest, especially as it boasts two big actors headlining the project. With both Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey lending their talents to the film, The Dark Tower won’t be short on star power.
The first look from the film sees Elba’s Roland Deschain in full gunslinger garb. McConaughey on the other hand is playing the film’s villain, Randall Flagg. Under the directorial talents of Nikolaj Arcel, film will be a continuation of Deschain’s final quest to reach the Dark Tower before it’s destroyed by a threatening force.
Those familiar with the book series will know that this film is essentially kicking off towards the middle of the series, leaving out some fan-favourite characters as well as a substantial backstory. It remains to be seen how Arcel will address these issues. Fans will have to wait till February 2017 to find out though as The Dark Tower is scheduled for a release then. The film also stars Katheryin Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Fran Kranz.