The first official poster for the upcoming fantasy film The Dark Tower has been released. The movie will finally hit theaters this July, and this poster suggests that it will deliver something spectacular.
The Dark Tower is based on Stephen King’s classic series of fantasy novels. The movie was originally set to hit theaters in February, but the release date was delayed,pushing the film back to July 28. At the time, it was reported that the ambitious post-production process meant that hitting a February release would have added millions to the budget, so Sony opted to delay the release instead.
The film stars Idris Elba as gunslinger Roland Deschain, while Matthew McConaughey is playing demonic sorcerer Walter Padick, aka The Man in Black. The movie is directed by Nikolaj Arcel, who previously helmed the Oscar-nominated A Royal Affair.
Last September it was also revealed that Sony is planning a Dark Tower TV show. It’s slated to be an adaptation of 1997’s Wizard and Glass, the fourth book in King’s epic series, and will feature both Elba and his 15-year-old co-star Tom Taylor. The pair will form part of a framing device for the central story, which is set many years before the events of the film.
The Dark Tower encompasses eight novels, which King published between 1982 and 2012. The books blend classic western themes with horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.
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