The Dark Tower series has been on of the many intellectual properties stuck in the limbo of, “I’ll believe it’s happening when I see it.” After years of alleged movie, television and even HBO series on the horizon, the first official trailer for Stephen King’s Western Fantasy has arrived.
The film will adapt the first book in the 8 part series, following Jack Chambers (Tom Taylor) a young boy afflicted by visions of gunslingers, towers, and the man in black. After traveling to a familiar house, the boy is transported into a mysterious realm.
In that world, he finds Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last of the legendary gunslingers, the one depicted in his vision. The 11-Year-Old joins the gunslinger on his hunt across worlds, to help him chase down the mysterious man in black (Matthew McConaughey).
While McConaughey’s character is mysterious, his intentions are clear, destroy the Dark Towers of End-World. These Towers are the barrier that keeps the world(s) the Gunslinger inhabits from converging with Earth, unleashing hell if destroyed.
Just like the books, expect the movie to be filled to the brim with magnificent Gunslinging action – highly anticipating the town scene – as it seems to follow the books rather closely based on the first trailer’s depiction.
Unfortunately, the trailer does not have the greatest – yet simple – line from the book, and possibly one of King’s best lines in all of his literature. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
It’s possible they simply didn’t want to ruin the reveal, and it actually does being that way, but we will have to wait and see until The Dark Tower is released on August 4, 2017. Until then be sure to check back to the site for updates, as well as all of your Nerdy News!