Sony Pictures released a new international trailer for their upcoming ambitious film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. And, in all honesty, this may be the most exciting trailer so far. The tension is high in this trailer and the stakes are raised exponentially for our world-saving Gunslinger.
The premise is fairly simple. Bad guy is bent on taking down the Dark Tower and destroying all the worlds with it in order to bring hell and take over various dominions. The good guy, after taking on a child because children like being taken on in these types of stories, must stop said bad guy from doing the bad thing.
My question is why Sony has taken so long to release these trailers. Are they going the route of Warner Bros’ initial marketing for Wonder Woman where they didn’t know how the heck to promote the film? Or are they postponing everything just so they can release it all at San Diego Comic Con because, let’s face it, that convention is ripe for overmarketing of films. What do you think? Have you noticed the lack of marketing for this film or is it me?
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 August 4, 2017.