After what seems like years of delays and doubt that it was ever going to actually happen, we’ve finally got our first look at the film adaptation to Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. The movie, which is the first of the new franchise, stars Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black. One is sworn to defend a tower that keeps hell at bay and the other is sworn to destroy it. In the middle is Jake Chambers, played by Tom Taylor, a boy who has visions of the world of the Gunslinger and the Man in Black.
While the trailer seems decent, the question remains about how true the film will be to the books and how much of the darker aspects of the story will get lightened up for broader appeal at the box office.
Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 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 the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), 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 Mid-World from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.