The film adaptation of Stephen King’s eight-book fantasy-Western epic – The Dark Tower – received its first trailer on Wednesday, which stars Idris Elba (The Wire, Star Trek Beyond) as the weary, lone Gunslinger Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club) as The Man in Black.
The trailer opens with a mini-trailer of its own, as has started to become common, before a narrator gives us the lowdown on King’s sprawling universe: Gunslingers belong to a lineage of knights, who have protected people from “the coming of the dark”. Deschain is the last of his line, and he’s on a mission in a parallel dimension called Mid-World.
It’s fairly generic stuff as premises go. The film will follow a young boy named Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), who has visions of the Gunslinger, Man in Black, and the Tower. Chambers soon finds himself in Mid-World, meets Deschain, and they end up together on the quest.