The Dark Tower
Of all the adaptations Stephen King’s written works have produced, Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower has to be the most anticipated. The sci-fi western horror film will follow the events of King’s prolific Dark Tower book series—reportedly picking up some time after the ending of The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower, with elements from the first book, The Gunslinger.
The story will present the apocalyptic adventure of an 11-year-old boy named Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) as he accidentally uncovers the Mid-World dimension and joins up with Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) to find the Dark Tower before the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) can stop him from saving his dimension from certain destruction. Like King’s book series, the film will juxtapose Wild West-style revolver action with supernatural elements and fantastic locales that constitute their own, radical plane of reality. The King faithful are sure to turn up for this long-overdue Hollywood treatment of the beloved series, especially with Elba and McConaughey’s star power driving the narrative.