Idris Elba shoots with his heart in “The Dark Tower” trailer

Sony Pictures have released the first trailer for “The Dark Tower” based on the wildly popular Stephen King book series.

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

As a fan of the book, it looks surprisingly good considering they’re making a movie based on an eight novel long series.

** SPOILER WARNING ** (highlight to see)
Eagle eyed viewer will notice that that they’re not actually adapting a single book but rather making a sequel to the series. This movie is apparently what occurs after Roland blows into the Horn of Eld. Ambitious!
** END OF SPOILERS **

“The Dark Tower” shoots its way into theatres on August 4.

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