Sony Pictures The Dark Tower Is EVERYTHING

The Dark Tower Sequel NOT Looking Promising

Sony Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for the highly anticipated adaptation of the beloved Stephen King book series, The Dark Tower.

Read on to get details and watch the first trailer to Sony Pictures The Dark Tower…

Sony Pictures The Dark Tower Is EVERYTHING has your first look at Sony Pictures The Dark Tower directed by Nikolaj Arcel and starring Idris Elba as the Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black.

The Dark Tower is about the constant battle between to forces in constant opposition of one another, as the search for the titular Tower continues.

Sony Pictures The Dark Tower Is EVERYTHING

Sony Pictures Announced today [via Collider]:

The trailer certainly sets up the conflict that’s at the heart of the lengthy story of The Dark Tower books, doling out exposition in a way that’s easy for non-book readers to grasp instantly. However, unlike the books, the focus here appears to be from the perspective of young Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) as he experiences visions of another world that is not his own. Those visions lead him into the clash between the Gunslinger and the Man in Black in their endless battle for control of the Dark Tower. Beyond that, superfans get glimpses of King’s work, both in The Dark Tower series and other famous tomes and adaptations.

Sony Pictures The Dark Tower Is EVERYTHING


While there are certainly plenty of nods and homages paid to the books, there’s something about this first trailer that doesn’t feel quite right. It’s a bit Hollywoodized, and doesn’t seem to have that King feel. We will see how this  four-quadrant movie, plays out in theaters. In case you didn’t notice, Sony put it in August, so that might already be telling us all something.

Watch the first the trailer below:

The gunslinger is ready to kill with his heart in The Dark Tower in theaters on August 4th.