Earlier today, we brought you your first look at the official poster for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, directed by Nikolaj Arcel from a script he co-wrote with Akiva Goldsman, slated to arrive in US Theaters on July 28th. The poster showed Tom Taylor and Idris Elba standing in front of a cityscape that’s been flipped completely upside down. It’s a compelling poster with arresting visuals, one that uses blank space to insinuate an imposing structure.
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The true imagery of the poster is revealed in negative, as the titular Dark Tower suddenly becomes the focus of terror; check it out:
Official Synopsis: The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. The Dark Tower stars Katheryn Winnick, Matthew McConaughey, and Idris Elba and is slated for US Theatrical release on July 28th.
Stephen King originally published the first Dark Tower novel back in 1982; it’s unique in the bestselling author’s pantheon for its inclusion of western elements, along with horror and sci-fi. The Dark Tower series includes 8 books total, meaning this summer’s film could be the beginning of an enduring and profitable franchise.