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Credit: Sony Pictures – The Dark Tower

Sony Pictures released a new featurette for their upcoming ambitious film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.  The featurette focuses on Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain aka The Gunslinger. In the brief featurette we get interviews with Elba, Matthew McConaughey, and Stephen King himself.

All come together to shape the legacy of The Gunslinger.

The Dark Tower film synopsis can be read 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 the lone frontiersman knight 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 Mid-World 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.

Idris Elba stars in the film as Roland Deschain. Matthew McConaughey will be portraying the villainous Randall Flagg aka The Man in Black. Tom Taylor will be playing Jake Chambers, the boy who’ll be assisting Roland on his journey. The film all features Abbey Lee, Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick, and Claudia Kim.

The Dark Tower is directed by Nikolak Arcel and is based off of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series.

The Dark Tower film will be released in theaters on July 28, 2017.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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