Two Worlds in Danger of Collapsing in The Dark Tower Trailer
The Dark Tower trailer is finally here, giving us a proper good look at what’s in store for us in August. You can take a gander at the video below.
Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters a Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the “Dark Tower” that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save all existence from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.
For the uninitiated, The Dark Tower film is based on the novel series written by Stephen King. The books follows Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger, who is on a never-ending journey, locked in a fight between good and evil with The Man in Black. The series itself has long been acclaimed as one of King’s greatest creations.
While The Dark Tower film is based on the books, it won’t your typical adaptation. In an article from last July, Entertainment Weekly described that the movie will be a “secret sequel” to the books.
By the end of the book series, Roland now possesses an artifact called the Horn of Eld.
SPOILER WARNING: The Horn of Eld is kind of a cosmic reset button. Every time Roland starts his quest all over again, his journey shifts and changes in various ways, both big and small.
In the movie, Roland may already have this artifact with him. If you take a look at the picture above, the artifact is peeking out of his bag). If the Gunslinger already has the Horn of Eld, that means this may not be Roland’s first rodeo. In other words, The Dark Tower film is more of a continuation of the books rather than a straight-up adaptation that starts at the beginning.
“The hardcore fans of The Dark Tower series will know that this is actually a sequel to the books in a way,” Arcel tells EW. “It has a lot of the same elements, a lot of the same characters, but it is a different journey.”
Additionally, King has tweeted a photo of the Horn of Eld with the caption “Last Time Around,” which is related to a scene from the end of the final book.
The Dark Tower premieres August 4, 2017.