The Dark Tower, the upcoming science fiction film based on a novel written by Stephen King, released its first official trailer today. It stars heartthrobs Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Sign me up, already!
The Dark Tower is an action and adventure movie about The Last Gunslinger (Elba) being locked in an eternal battle with The Man in Black (McConaughey) in an urge to keep him from destroying the Dark Tower because its what holds the universe together.
If that synopsis was a mouthful, it’s pretty much a battle between good and evil. And if evil wins, the world will be destroyed. The movie is based on a Stephen King novel. In the trailer we see Jake Chambers (Taylor) talk to a psychologist about the visions he has about the Gunslinger and the Man in Black. Until he’s quickly taken into another world where he’s standing right in front of the Gunslinger, who in fact tells him there are no more gunslingers and that the Man in Black is worst than the devil. Oh shoot!
What do you guys think of the trailer? Additional cast members include Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim and Fran Kanz. It’s directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins. The Dark Tower premieres in theaters August 4th.