Trailer Watch: The Dark Tower Trailer Is Finally Here
It’s not easy being a fan of The Dark Tower. We’ve been told by many people that a film is coming for quite some time. An adaptation of champions, they boasted, only to have several filmmakers and studios fail left and right in trying to make it happen. It became a total joke. Many of us had the same viewpoint after so many behind-the-scenes disappointments, if I am not sitting in a theater then it just isn’t happening. Well now, it appears the Movie Gods have thrown us a bone because it has finally seeing the light of day. The project that seemed to have taken the wrong door to get here has finally reared its head and exposed its fangs in its first trailer.
I think it looks pretty cool! Not what I expected at all, yet very familiar. After finally seeing the beloved characters in motion, I’d say they nailed two out of three of them. The weakest link being Matthew McConaughey, who looks like he left the set of his Lincoln car commercials to pop in and play a heavy for a few shots. It’s very hard, damn near impossible, not to get excited seeing the main character of Roland Deschain pulled off so well by Idris Elba. His voice and incredible gunplay (the reloading looks amazing) in this trailer gave me a ton of hope for this very weird translation of the source material.
Much like Roland’s epic quest, I pray for long days and pleasant nights for us all, because this has been a dreadful jaunt in reaching the silver screen, and it’s about damn time.
The Dark Tower will be unleashed on the world on August 4th, 2017.