Stephen King’s epic book series is getting the royal movie treatment, complete with two of Hollywood’s biggest names: Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.
The Dark Tower follows 11 year old Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) who finds himself thrown into a desolate dimension called Mid-World. He soon stumbles across gunslinger Roland Deschain (Elba) who is fighting to destroy the vicious evil imposed by sorcerer Walter Padick (McConaughey).
The first trailer is an impressive feast for the eyes, with the visual effects and fight sequences going above and beyond to bring King’s story and characters to life. Elba looks particularly heroic and stern as Roland, while McConaughey is showing a side we’ve rarely gotten to enjoy in his previous films.
The Dark Tower will be released in cinemas on August 4 in the US and UK and on August 17 in New Zealand and Australia.