Though it may have taken a while for the marketing to kick off, trailers and posters for the feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower are now hard to miss.
Sony Pictures took to the web to drop it’s second international today — the first of which was released back in early May.
This trailer seems to lean a little more into the action/spectacle as opposed to backstory. It also teases the inevitable standoff between Idris Elba as The Gun Slinger and Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black, while still including what seems to be their trademark sequence in Elba “shooting with his mind” to rescue Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers.
A new international poster was released last week for the long-awaited film adaptation, while this trailer was anticipated just days ago after a report that The British Board of Film Classification rated a one minute and thirty-three second trailer for the film.
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
The Dark Tower is directed by Nikolaj Arcel. It also stars Jackie Earle Haley and Katheryn Winnick alongside Elba, McConaughey and Chambers. It’s set to hit theaters Aug. 4.
2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
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