‘The Dark Tower’ is a 8 part book series written by horror legend Stephen King that jumps from fantasy, horror, and western. It’s his greatest series, and finally, fans will have a film version of it.
The film follows Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), a young boy who has dreams and visions of gunslingers, towers, and evil. When he travels to a familiar house, he’s transported to another world. Here he meets Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last gunslinger. Roland is in an epic battle with Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) AKA The Man in Black. Walter wants to destroy The Dark Tower, the thing that brings balance to the world.
Production of the film has taken a while to complete. It’s been jumped around from a tv series to a film with director/producers including J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard at the helm. Finally Sony Pictures and Nikolaj Arcel took the wheel and after a delay in production, fans would get to see the film.
The Dark Tower releases August 4, 2017