It’s no secret that ‘The Dark Tower’, one of Stephen King’s
most ambitious works, is currently being adapted for the big screen. Starring
Idris Elba as the iconic gunslinger Roland Deschain and Matthew McConnaughey as
the Man in Black, ‘The Dark Tower’ is already causing plenty of buzz… and could
prove to be a huge hit.
“We spent a week on the set in Cape Town, South Africa,
watching as this genre mash-up of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, Westerns, and old-fashioned
mythology came together,” they revealed. “Now, we’re opening the door to this
other realm for fans to step through.”
Of course, ‘The Dark Tower’ series spans eight novels so
far, from celebrated author Stephen King. Mixing numerous genres to provide
something truly unique, the novels have spanned a staggering three decades… and
break down the barriers between worlds.
But how closely will ‘The Dark Tower’ resemble the books?
Although it’s based on the novels, we already know that the
upcoming film adaptation will take a few liberties… so fans shouldn’t expect a
verbatim adaptation of the source material. Instead, the film explores key
elements of the story.
But how that pans out, remains to be seen.
“The new movie picks elements from throughout these writings
to assemble a new take on the story of Roland the Gunslinger (Idris Elba) and
his pursuit of the sorcerer known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey),
who intends to collapse the tower and rule the ruins and chaos alongside a
sinister force known as the Crimson King.”
‘The Dark Tower’ stars Idris Elba alongside Matthew
McConaughey, Jackie Earl Hayley, Claudia Kim, Katheryn Winnick and Michael
Barbieri amongst others.
Nikolaj Arcel is directing based on a screenplay he co-wrote
with Akiva Goldsman, Anders Thomas Jensen and Jeff Pinkner.
‘The Dark Tower’ heads to cinemas on 17 February 2017.
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Here’s your first look at #DarkTowerMovie with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey! Click the link in our bio for details on the epic saga. 📷: Marco Grob for EW.