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In a world full of superheroes, there’s only one Gunslinger. From the epic best-selling novels from Stephen King comes #DarkTowerMovie - watch the brand-new trailer now and see At Cinemas August 18

My casting suggestions for a "The Dark Tower" adaption for TV

Viggo Mortensen as Roland Deschain

Aaron Paul as Eddie Dean

Rutina Wesley as Susannah Dean

Asa Butterfield as Jake Chambers

Sam Elliot as Steven Deschain

Natalie Dormer as Susan Delgado

Michael Wincott as Walter Padick

Gary Oldman as Eldred Jonas

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'The Dark Tower' rises: Stephen King confirms stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey
The tower has begun to peek above the horizon...

After many years, and many attempts, a film version of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is finally getting underway with Idris Elba confirmed as the gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the mystical foe known as the man in black.

King says the movie will open with the first line from the first book. “It should start that way,” he says. “I’ve been pretty insistent about that.” 

For those who haven’t turned the pages of The Dark Tower books, they tell the story of the fallen land of Mid-World through the eyes of Roland Deschain, a sort of frontiersman knight whose primary weapon is not a sword but a pair of revolvers. He’s on a quest to save his decaying world by reaching the tower that stands at the nexus point in time and space.

The man in black – a devil who goes by many names, but mostly Walter Padick or Walter O’Dim – is an ageless deceiver and sorcerer who also seeks to reach the tower and rule over its seemingly infinite kingdoms…

After several years in development hell, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is finally jumping from the page to the screen. Production is scheduled to begin in South Africa in mid-April, aiming for a January 13, 2017 release via Sony Pictures.

Idris Elba (Prometheus, Pacific Rim) and Matthew McConaughey (Insterstellar, True Detective) will star as the gunslinger and the mystical foe known as the man in black, respectively.

Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) is directing from a script on which he shares screenwriting credit with Akiva Goldsman (The Da VInci Code), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World).

The Dark Tower series spans eight novels published between 1982 and 2012. EW has an extensive article with input from King and Arcel.

For those who haven’t turned the pages of The Dark Tower books, they tell the story of the fallen land of Mid-World through the eyes of Roland Deschain, a sort of frontiersman knight whose primary weapon is not a sword but a pair of revolvers. He’s on a quest to save his decaying world by reaching the tower that stands at the nexus point in time and space.

The man in black – a devil who goes by many names, but mostly Walter Padick or Walter O’Dim – is an ageless deceiver and sorcerer who also seeks to reach the tower and rule over its seemingly infinite kingdoms.

To complete his journey, Roland must call on help from our world, drawing a junkie named Eddie, an amputee named Susannah, and a young boy named Jake into his realm to be part of his ka-tet – the term for a group brought together by destiny. Their yellow brick road is one of the six invisible beams that hold Roland’s world together – and lead directly to the tower itself.