After many years and multiple failed attempts, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is finally going to see the light of day. After teasing it yesterday, the official trailer for the film was released this morning.
For those of you not familiar with the storyline, it deals with a Gunslinger by the name of Roland who is attempting to protect the dark tower which is the center of all universes. The story begins with him chasing a man in black across the desert and quickly moves on from there. Throughout the story the reader sees different worlds and different dimensions. The series ends up spanning seven books and thousands of pages before its conclusion. In essence, its Stephen King’s opus.
The trailer is impressive. It shows the Idris Alba definitely has the gravitas to pull off Roland. It also gives us a feeling for Matthew McConaughey’s man in black character as well. All in all, the film looks like it will do a good job adapting what was previously described as unadaptable. The film is due out August 4th. View the trailer for yourself below: