After days, months, and even years of delays, we’ll finally be getting a first official trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling book The Dark Tower. The film has been finished filming for a while now, but for some reason it keeps getting pushed back and now holds a late summer release. Here’s to hoping this date doesn’t change, again.
Anyway, this morning brought the news that tomorrow will (finally) be the day we see an official trailer for the upcoming film, and rather than just announce the news through Twitter or a fancy press release, Sony revealed two short trailer teases giving us fans a slight glimpse at what’s to come. Each of the trailers focus on the two main characters: the Man in Black, played by Matthew McConaughey, and the Gunslinger, played by Idris Elba. I don’t know close to anything about the book or this story at all, so I’m going in with a completely blank slate, which is very exciting. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the story and to have two top caliber actors like McConaughey and Elba bring it to life, everyone should be jumping out of their shoes to see this film unfold on the big screen.
As for what t expect from the trailer? I’m not tonally sure. I don’t know the realm of spoilers when it comes to this film, but I do expect to hear and see some very cool stuff. Mainly, I just want to be intrigued. It’s a completely different kind of film from anything that’s being released this summer, and hopefully it stays that way.
Check out the trailers teases below and make sure to come back tomorrow as we’ll have the trailer up as soon as possible! Are you excited for the adaptation? Have you read the book? Are McConaughey and Elba the right choices for their roles? Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, The Dark Tower also stars Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley, and Nicholas Hamilton.
Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.