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Forget Superheroes! ’The Dark Tower’ Trailer Proves All We Need Is Gunslinger

The Dark Tower trailer is here, and it’s mind-blowing!

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are about to bring Stephen King’s fantasy series, The Dark Tower to life in a stunning cinema spectacle. The first part of the film trilogy follows Elba’s gunslinging Roland Deschain and McConaughey as the villainous Man in Black. In the film, Deschain is the last living member of a knightly order known as gunslingers. He is on a quest is to find the Dark Tower, a building said to be the nexus of all universes. As the series opens, Roland’s motives, goals, and age are unclear, though later installments shed light on these mysteries. Essentially, The Dark Tower is going to be like Inception on steroids, so bring your notebooks and your reading glasses.

The Dark Tower was actually supposed to head to theaters this past February, but, the studio held back in order to get the visual effects just right. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower consists of 8 novels published over the course of 30 years and includes elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror and western. King considers it his magnum opus.

Since the series is incredibly intricate, The Dark Tower is also getting a spin-off TV series which Elba has already signed on for. The series will have between 10 and 13 episodes, and will likely premiere in 2018. (More Idris Elba?! HELL YES).

With Game of Thrones finishing out its final two seasons, The Dark Tower could be our next new fantasy epic to binge. The film will come swinging into theaters August 4, 2017.