Possibly suggesting that the long-awaited trailer is just around the corner, the first poster for Nikolaj Arcel’s THE DARK TOWER has arrived online – and it’s as complex as the saga that inspired it.
Based on the novels by Stephen King, the film is said to be both an adaptation and a sequel to the popular author’s magnum opus. The film tells the story of Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last gunslinger of Mid-World on a quest to find the titular tower. His nemesis is Walter Paddick (Matthew McConaughey), known variously as Walter O’Dim, Randall Flagg or simply The Man in Black.
In addition to King’s eight core novels, the 34 year saga has encompassed everything from King’s The Stand, ‘Salem’s Lot, Insomnia and his collaborations with Peter Straub. Suffice it to say, this one is going to be deep and huge.
Make sure you flip the screen and look at it from the other direction, and you might just see a fellow who goes by many names.