The first photos of Matthew McConaughey on The Set Of The Dark Tower have surfaced. The actor is playing The Man in Black, also known as Randall Flagg, Walter o’Dim, and the Ageless Stranger. Idris Elba plays the Gunslinger Roland Deschain, and they will be joined by Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Kathryn Winnick, and Abby Lee. The film is not a direct adaptation of the book and these shots were taken in New York City which plays a big role in the latter books in the series.
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, The Dark Tower is currently set to be released on February 17th, next year. Do you think McConaughey looks the part of Walter? Do you think he can bring the charm and menace to the role? Sound of Dark Tower fans!
Filming on The Dark Tower has been underway for a few weeks, and I am struggling between extreme excitement that one of my favorite stories will be on the big screen, and dread that director Nikolaj Arcel’s film will deviate too much from the source material. It’s a fantasy/horror/Science Fiction series that is rich and vibrant and almost impossible to put a faithful version on screen. But what if this isn’t an adaption at all?
Move ahead carefully faithful reader, there be potential spoilers ahead.
Filming on Stephen King’s epic series “The Dark Tower” has begun in South Africa, and we have our first look at Idris Elba’s take on the Gunslinger Rolan Deschain.
Billed as a science-fiction fantasy horror, the movie – directed by Nikolaj Arcel and set for release in 2017 – tells the story of Deschain, a frontiersman knight who goes head-to-head with the villainous Man in Black, played by Matthew McConaughey.
The movie will be based on the first in legendary writer King’s eight-book series, entitled The Gunslinger: there will also reportedly be a TV spin-off series based on the saga.
See the new images of Roland below
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