This weekend we have a couple of highly anticipated movies releasing and one of them is The Dark Tower which is based on a series of books by Stephen King. Ten years after the original announcement that there would be a film adaptation of The Dark Tower series, we will finally get to see the finished product!
The Dark Tower, staring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, first came to light back in 2007 and has had a pretty impressive production team including Ron Howard and Stephen King. The film is directed by Nikolaj Arcel who is best known for his work on King’s Game and Truth About Men.
Elba, who plays a lone gunslinger, and McConaughey, who an ageless sorcerer, are both brilliant actors and I really can’t wait to see how The Dark Tower plays out. I’m also looking forward to the possibility for other movies. For anyone not familiar with the books, there are eight in the series and they were released over the course of 22 years with the first one being released in 1982. There could also be a television series for The Dark Tower coming, but there has been no timeline for that.
Check out the trailer for The Dark Tower below and let me know what your thoughts are!