'The Dark Tower' Stars Show Off the First Footage from the Movie

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 - 8:02PM
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 - 8:02PM
'The Dark Tower' Stars Show Off the First Footage from the Movie
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Admittedly, we were getting pretty worried about The Dark Tower. For a movie that's been in the works for about a decade and plagued with a history of production issues, it's not a good sign that we haven't seen any footage yet when it's due in theaters in just three months. Seriously, The Last Jedi has already given us a full trailer and that doesn't arrive until Christmas.

But it looks like we can all stop worrying, because The Dark Tower has just released its first footage ahead of tomorrow's trailer release - and it looks pretty great. The whole setup was pretty clever: stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey engaged in a faux Twitter war, with each actor lobbing taunts at the other in character before they each released a brief clip that promotes their own character. McConaughey of course plays the film's villain, The Man in Black, while Elba is the protagonist, Roland the Gunslinger.

Take a look at the videos below and then we'll discuss.

As you can see, McConaughey looks quite menacing (as usual) as he casually strolls past dead bodies and confidently declares that the eponymous tower will fall, while Elba looks like a total badass as he reloads his six shooters in mid-air. The movie, which is based on Stephen King's epic novel series, will revolve around the two men trying to reach the interdimensional Dark Tower - the nexus of all reality - to control the fate of their dimension of Mid-World.

Along for the ride is 11-year-old Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), who hails from our own dimension but ends up trapped in Mid-World and siding with the Gunslinger. The film is expected to be the first in a franchise, and its mix of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror should offer something to genre fans of all stripes.

We'll definitely be looking for the trailer tomorrow, and if it turns out as well as these teasers, then you can expect us at the theater when The Dark Tower opens on August 4, 2017.
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