Fans have been literally chomping at the bit to see a trailer for Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower, based on the bestselling novel by Stephen king and slated it arrive in US Theaters on August 4th. There was a leaked version that was missing key-special FX that floated around the internet a few months ago, but nothing that gives us an idea of what we might expect when the film arrives this summer. We got a couple teasers yesterday that barely whet our collective appetites, but today we finally get what we’ve been craving: A full-length trailer!
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.
You better believe we’ll be picking this trailer apart shot-by-shot, pixel-by-pixel. But in the meantime, let us know what you think of it in the Comments section! Also, we got a couple new posters for The Dark Tower, ones that highlight the primal dichotomy between the film’s heroic Gunslinger and villainous Dark Man. Check them out: