In tandem to a whole slew of content and images from the forthcoming theatrical adaptation of celebrated horror writer Stephen King’s The Dark Tower directed by Nikolaj Arcel (who penned the screenplay for the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), fans of the classic series of fantasy novels have had plenty to seek their teeth into. And after King dropped the fact that the new movie will serve as a sequel to the original cycle of eight novels, the clamor for the big screen debut from Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) and the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) has been greater than ever.

Thus far, both McConaughey (Free State of Jones) and Elba (Star Trek Beyond) have been fairly forthcoming regarding the motivations behind their specific takes on the two lead characters involved, thus painting quiet the picture of The Dark Tower movie soon to come. It remains to be seen just how faithful to the original books Arcel will prove behind the camera in the making of the hotly anticipated fantasy epic. On that note, the latest slate of images might provide a first look into what’s in store for longtime readers.

Courtesy of EW, the latest gallery of images form the forthcoming San Diego Comic-Con themed issue comes replete with stunning glimpses behind the scenes of The Dark Tower. Offering first looks at Elba and McConaughey in character amid the wastland of Mid-World and a more realistically realized New York City, fans of King’s fantasy novels will no doubt be pleased to pore over this latest batch of photos from the set of Arcel’s film.

Check out the image gallery for The Dark Tower below:

The Dark Tower Brooklyn EW Image The Dark Tower Image Gallery: The Gunslinger Fled West

The Dark Tower EW Idris Elba Image The Dark Tower Image Gallery: The Gunslinger Fled West

The Dark Tower Gunslinger Image The Dark Tower Image Gallery: The Gunslinger Fled West

The Dark Tower Matthew McConaughey Image The Dark Tower Image Gallery: The Gunslinger Fled West

The Dark Tower New York Bus EW Image  The Dark Tower Image Gallery: The Gunslinger Fled West

The Dark Tower Nikolaj Arcel EW Image The Dark Tower Image Gallery: The Gunslinger Fled West

The Dark Tower Tom Taylor EW Image The Dark Tower Image Gallery: The Gunslinger Fled West

The Dark Tower Wasteland EW Image The Dark Tower Image Gallery: The Gunslinger Fled West

Whether or not Arcel and company will ultimately be able to deliver on everything that has been seemingly promised thus far from the making of The Dark Tower movie is still up for debate, though some of the photos featured above appear to capture a lot of the magic and wonder of Mid-World. Elba and McConaughey are certainly beginning to look fitted to their respective roles, and Arcel looks to be in full control of the production from his respective position behind the camera.

The Dark Tower movie has been in the making for so long now that it should come as a sign of relief and eventual celebration for fans of the series that things are finally chugging along on the set of Arcel’s film. Given the fact that King appears to be so enthusiastic and supportive of the production, perhaps the forthcoming cinematic adaptation will finally accomplish what certain moviegoers have been hoping for for quite some time now.

The Dark Tower will see theatrical release in the U.S. on February 17, 2017.

Source: EW

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