Over the course of the past few months, fans of celebrated American writer Stephen King’s bestselling fantasy series The Dark Tower have been offered plenty of sneak peeks behind the scenes of the making of the new theatrical adaptation from director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair). Ahead of the movie’s release, fans of King’s books have been offered a number of exclusive looks at co-stars Idris Elba (Star Trek Beyond) and Matthew McConaughey (Kubo and the Two Strings) in character as the Gunslinger and the Man in Black, respectively.
With the first batch of footage from The Dark Tower proper on the way later this fall, King fans the world over have a lot to look forward to from Arcel’s hotly anticipated theatrical adaptation. On that note, the latest Dark Tower-related image offers viewers another look at supporting character Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), a protagonist well known to readers as Roland Deschain’s second Ka-tet and spiritual son.
Courtesy of Taylor’s personal Twitter account, potential The Dark Tower viewers can get their first look at the wonder and magic inherent to Jake Chambers in The Dark Tower film. Depicted against a dilapidated building structure of unknown origin and a batch of superimposed text that reads, “There are other worlds than these,” this brand new image should serve to stoke the fires of anticipation for the new film ever higher. Check out the image below:
The extent to which Jake Chambers will figure into Arcel’s The Dark Tower movie adaptation remains to be seen, though suggesting that his presence will be of certain importance to the many worlds depicted in The Dark Tower is certainly an intriguing bit of information to ponder over. Hardcore fans of the franchise can now begin anticipating Chambers’ entrance into the larger film’s story, and casual viewers may look forward to becoming acquainted with the supporting protagonist.
As more information and footage continues to be revealed, devoted King readers and film buffs alike can continue following each and every development from behind the scenes of The Dark Tower ahead of the film’s theatrical release early next year. Everything revealed thus far has proven to be pretty enticing, and with any luck Arcel will be able to deliver an adaptation of the source material that serves to faithfully capture all of the magic of the original novels – while simultaneously wedding King’s original narrative to a blockbuster motion picture event.
The Dark Tower will see theatrical release in the U.S. on February 17, 2017.
Source: Tom Taylor