In a world full of Superheroes, there’s only one Gunslinger. And yet, Death always wins.
This The Dark Tower featurette focuses on the film’s protagonist, Gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world, while also introducing the antagonist, the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). It also features an audio bite from Stephen King, who talks about the importance of the film and how excited he is to see it adapted to the big screen.
The Dark Tower is not a direct adaptation of any of the books in the series from author Stephen King but is rather a continuation and semi-amalgamation of what’s already out there. It’s hinted that the film takes place towards the end of Deschain’s journey.
The film also stars Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee, and Kathryn Winnick.
The Dark Tower, which was recently delayed to Aug. 4, 2017, was directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Erica Hughes.