Fans of the hit Stephen King series can finally sit back and enjoy the first official trailer for his newly-adapted… no, FINALLY adapted film version of The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain. The trailer hit the Internet in the early morning of May 3rd, only a couple of months before the film is set to release. This has been a long anticipated adaptation and the trailer does not look to disappoint in any way whatsoever. You can check out the new trailer and take a ride to Mid-World after the bump!
Here’s the first official trailer for The Dark Tower:
The studio synopsis follows:
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 Gunslinger, 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.
There appears to be some significant changes from the books, which is understandable given the sheer number of pages involved. Some of the elements from the books published after The Dark Tower that truly defined who the Gunslinger and his lore appear to be interwoven somewhat into the film, but we won’t know the full extent of that until the movie hits theaters this Summer.
The trailer was a nice surprise to wake up to this morning since the studio released two new poster designs just yesterday:
Idris Elba will be playing Roland Deschain
Matthew McConaughey will be playing The Man in Black
Tom Taylor has taken the role of Jake Chambers, a significant character in the series who is depicted throughout the trailer. Taylor is relatively new to the business having played only three characters in television series before landing the part of Jake.
The Dark Tower will be released in the United States on August 4th, 2017. As this is only the first adaptation of King’s magnum opus, there will likely be several sequels to follow if the film does well. With a budget of only $60 million, that seems very likely.