A brand new featurette for The Dark Tower dives into the legacy of Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain, a gunslinger who must defeat Matthew McConaughey’s sinister Walter Padick aka The Man in Black.
The highly anticipated feature film continuation of Stephen King’s book series is just months away from release, but we’re already sold thanks to the visually magnificent trailers that have been released this year. The new featurette in particular makes it crystal clear that the film will be so much more than a hardcore action flick, placing focus on the battle between good and evil, and the important role Elba’s Gunslinger will play in ensuring the former prevails.
Along with Elba and McConaughey, King also weighed in on the film and it’s significance to him as the author. “When I started The Dark Tower, I really saw the Gunslinger as this kind of concentrated force. The Dark Tower’s always been important to me, and to see the Gunslinger come to life in film with Idris Elba is really incredible,” King commented.
The Dark Tower will be released on August 4 in the US and UK and on August 17 in New Zealand and Australia.