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New ‘The Dark Tower’ Trailer Brings Their War to Our World

There are other worlds than these.

An eternal, otherworldly battle comes to Earth in next month’s The Dark Tower, and a new international trailer was just released today. It’s got a lot of footage you’ve already seen, but enough that you have not to make it worth the watch. Actually, it might be the best trailer we’ve seen so far.

Check it out below.

The film is not a direct adaptation of any of the books in the series from author Stephen King but rather a “canon continuation” of the story presented in the novels.

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.

Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee, and Kathryn Winnick also star.

The Dark Tower was directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Erica Hughes.

Look for it on August 4, 2017.



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COMMENTS

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  • David Tucker

    Oh man… die hard fans of the books are going to hate this…
    I just finished the series this year, and despite a really unsatisfying climactic showdown, it was solid. Not King’s best work (in my opinion), but too dense and intricate to be dismissed entirely. I’m fine with the films taking a slightly different path as long as they stay true to the overall story, which it looks like they are. I don’t think the series would translate well to the screen if they did a direct adaptation. It’s just too plodding. Not in a bad way, but in a way that simply doesn’t work as well on film. I’m interested. Fingers crossed.

    • Jack Derwent

      The first four books as-is could make fine movies. The first book maybe would have to make Roland more likable but I see no reason why the second or third at least couldn’t make exciting movies.

  • Jack Derwent

    The whole “canon continuation” is bullshit and just an excuse for the filmmakers to completely disregard the original novel. (And yeah I know King is towing the company line here.)

  • Jada Maes

    I’m fully onboard with this whole idea of it being the next chapter in the story, because:

    A) SPOILER: we don’t get a final confrontation between Roland and Walter in the books. Fucking Mordred came along and ruined everything.
    2) it feels like the screenwriters are disposing with a lot of the extraneous stuff. Let’s be honest, a lot of the original story works WAY better in literary form, and would kill a movie’s pace, and
    D) name the last time we had a big budget dark fantasy flick with quality actors and not based on a goddamn comic book?

    Plus: SAYRE! THE BEAMS! THE SLOW MUTIES! GIMME!

    • Brando

      A twenty minute pitch black sequence with only match light, the soft green glow of the slow muties and the brilliant blaze of gunfire would be awesome!

      • Jada Maes

        It WOULD be, as well as the Slow Mutants worshiping the great thundergod AMOCO 🙂

    • Hank_Scorpio

      Well said

  • Bart Crowe

    I like how Stephen King basically wrote the ending to The Dark Tower in such a way that any subsequent movies, TV shows, or even books don’t have to strictly adhere to the original series. Pretty smart move on King’s part considering some of the more questionable decisions with the series towards the end.

  • J Jett

    i know this is kind of off topic-ish but i only just watched King’s ROSE RED for the first time last night and WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP it was!!! LOL. it starts off alright but by the final/part 3 i was shocked at how atrocious and amateurishly written/filmed/acted it was.

    that being said, i think DARK TOWER looks pretty good!

    • Brando

      I like Rose Red because it was set and filmed in my neck of the woods, Seattle. But it is a TV movie after all, with all that goes with that.

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