McConaughey IS the Man in Black. Idris Elba IS the Gunslinger. Stephen King IS the author of the source material “Dark Tower” series. Everyone hopes this DOES become a franchise.
Behold, the trailer for Danish director’s Nikolaj Arcel’s adaptation of “The Dark Tower” series by Stephen King.
“For thousands of generations the gunslingers were knights sworn to protect us from the coming of the dark,” Elba says.
Tom Taylor plays Jake Chambers, our POV character, a kid who starts dreaming of another world. He brings Roland Deschain aka “The Gunslinger” to our world, which is in mortal danger from the Man in Black, aka McConaughey’s Walter Padick.
The movie is slated for Aug. 4.