The first teasers are here for The Dark Tower, ahead of the full trailer release tomorrow (Wednesday, May 3rd). After spending several years languishing in pre-production - and attracting the attentions of such directors as J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard - things are finally coming together leading up to this summer's release of The Dark Tower. Directed by Danish filmmaker and screenwriter Nikolaj Arcel, and starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey as series mainstays Roland Deschain and The Man in Black respectively, the new movie based on the series of fantasy novels by best-selling author Stephen King, arrives at last this year.
Taking loose inspiration from the series of novels originally written by King between 1982 and 2004 - in addition to the subsequent sequel The Wind Through the Keyhole from 2012 - The Dark Tower has remained a frequently cited fan-favorite of the preeminent American author over the course of the past thirty-plus years. Following news that The Dark Tower trailer is rated and due tomorrow - in addition to the release of three Dark Tower motion posters - all eyes are looking forward to the movie's release later this August. Now, Elba and McConaughey have offered fans another sneak peek, by way of Twitter.
In the footage featured above and below, potential viewers of The Dark Tower can get two brief glances at Elba and McConaughey in character - in addition to few scattered shots of certain objects and locations that should prove to be immediately familiar to longtime readers of King's books. Elba and McConaughey definitely seem to be having a good time in promoting the new movie, and with any luck fans will be in for a real thrill ride in theaters later this summer.