The first official trailer for The Dark Tower has been released via Youtube, and if you hadn’t seen it yet you are definitely missing out on a rather interesting modern take of the old Stephen King classic of the same name.
The Dark Tower is based on the novel series of the same name by Stephen King, and is intended to be the first installment of a new The Dark Tower film and series franchise set after the events of The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower.
Jake Chambers is an 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters a Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, who is on a quest to reach the “Dark Tower” that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save all existence from extinction by Hell. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.
The Dark Tower is directed by Nikolaj Arcel, with screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, and Nikolaj Arcel. The film is produced by Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Stephen King.
Starring in The Dark Tower is Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kanz, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Michael Barbieri, Claudia Kim, José Zúñiga, Alex McGregor, Nicholas Hamilton, De-Wet Nagel, and Dennis Haysbert.
The Dark Tower is scheduled for theatrical premiere on August 4, 2017.