ADVERTISEMENT

TV & FILM

First Trailer for Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ Arrives (VIDEO)

Gallery Icon

brian-mcgee - May 3, 2017

 

I have many fond memories of reading "The Gunslinger" series by Stephen King in high school when it was a mere trilogy. Now it's grown and grown into a phenomenon, and while I haven't kept up with the series, this first trailer for the film adaptation The Dark Tower brought all of those good memories flooding back. 

Let's start with the note perfect casting of Idris Elba as Roland Deschain. That clip of him rapidly reloading his gun just past the two minute mark might be one of the coolest things I've seen in a trailer. Then there's Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg—aka The Man in Black—whistling his s's and speaking in that laconic Texas drawl that'll send shivers right down your spine. He's kind of a perfect bad guy, it's surprising more people don't take advantage of that when casting him.

While there's no indication as to which books they're specifically adapting for this, but it looks like a bad ass summer popcorn movie, which makes its August 4 release date make so much more sense in context. Either way, sign me up for this one. There's plenty of sequel potential and since everything's gonna be a franchise from now on, might as well gravitate toward the ones that look cool. 



Comments
Disclaimer: All rights reserved for writing and editorial content. No rights or credit claimed for any images featured on egotastic.com unless stated. If you own rights to any of the images because YOU ARE THE PHOTOGRAPHER and do not wish them to appear here, please contact us info(@)egotastic.com and they will be promptly removed. If you are a representative of the photographer, provide signed documentation in your query that you are acting on that individual's legal copyright holder status.



>