The Dark Tower – Earth teaser revealed
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. 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 only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
THE DARK TOWER has seen multiple directors try to take on the project, from J.J. Abrams to Ron Howard (who is now producing,) before moving ahead with Nikolaj Arcel. It also saw multiple media iterations, with rumors of it being a film, then a TV mini-series, then both. Most of the time it was passed on because of the projected costs and little faith in return, despite the popularity of the series of novels that make up the universe.