The day has arrived of the first official trailer for Stephen Kings The Dark Tower, the trailer gives us a quick rundown of what’s to come in the theatrical release. We see Idris Elba as Roland “The Gunslinger” in action, pulling off some spectacular shooting in the trailer, The Man black played by Matthew McConaughey makes a brief appearance also. The majority of the trailer focuses on Roland and Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) and how the two of them meet. It’s been awhile since I’ve read the Dark Tower books but form news of how closely Akiva Goldsman wanted to stay true to the books I’m sure this film will turn out just fine.
“Did you tell the kid, whoever walks with you, die’s by my hand”
Stephen King’s beloved The Dark Tower series is set to hit this summer and I can say fans and moviegoers are in for a treat, The Dark Tower was eight book series that follow the tale of a Gunslinger (Roland Deschain) and his quest to reach the Dark Tower, what makes this story so interesting is that Stephen King incorporates a lot of this tell throughout many of his novels through one specific character and that’s The Man in Black.
Whether it be minor or major The Man in Black has been a part of Stephen Kings book universe, if you follow Stephen king’s novels you’ll always get hints of a mysterious figure behind most of the evil in has universe, in fact fans got taste of The Man in Black in two moves, The Stand, and Storm of the Century while its up for debate whether or not he’s the main antagonist in the storm of the century, you can’t deny the similarities and King himself never deny such, to avoid revealing too much I’ll leave at that and recommend you go and read the books yourself trust me you will enjoy it.
It’s been a long time coming for the series, fans can now see a film interpretation of Stephen King’s most classic novels. Filming started April 2016 in South Africa and New York, Weed Road Pictures will be the production company behind the film, Idris Elba will play Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick aka The Man in Black, no true synopsis has been release as of yet but with a July 28, 2017 release date you can expect synopsis and a trailer to drop in the upcoming months.