Another Stephen King adaptation heads our way in the form of The Dark Tower. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, the film was originally a passion project for Ron Howard (Inferno) which has Javier Bardem circling the lead role of The Gunslinger (Elba is playing him). Nikolaj Arcel is directing the feature. This is a first chapter in a hopefully long lasting franchise that, at one stage, was going to be both a series of films and a television series.
Synopsis: There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
THE DARK TOWER releases in AUSTRALIA on 17 AUGUST, 2017 through ROADSHOW FILMS