We’re just 2 weeks shy of the US Theatrical release of Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower on August 4th, and excitement is reaching fever-pitch. We’ve previously shown you teasers & trailers with an eye towards identifying Easter Eggs and connections to other works of Stephen King. We spotted nods to The Shining and IT, and we’d heard rumors of appearances by Cujo and Christine, but it turns out there are way more cameos than we suspected.
The latest trailer includes the text “On August 4th, All of [Stephen King’s] Stories Will Lead To The Dark Tower” and reveals all the Easter Eggs most of us missed. In addition to The Overlook Hotel, look for some twins who bear a striking resemblance to those in The Sinning; you’ll also see nods to 1408, Misery, and Mr. Mercedes, not to mention the previously mentioned Cujo and Christine.
Official Synopsis: The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle.
As more of Stephen King’s works are adapted into films and TV shows, the more inherent links between all of his works reveal themselves. Indeed, the universe King has created is vast and terrifying!