Since it was announced that Stephen King’s The Dark Tower was being adapted for the big screen, fans have been eagerly waiting to see if a film could live up to the books.
While it’ll be a little while before we find out (The Dark Tower isn’t going to hit our screensuntil February 2017), the release of the first official photos of stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey has kept the hype going strong.
You can see McConaughey in character as the Man in Black here…
…Elba as Roland Deschain (otherwise known as the Gunslinger):
And, on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, the two of them together:
If you’re unfamiliar with the Dark Tower series, the books take place in a sort of magical Old West where Deschain – as the last of an old order called the “gunslingers” – is desperately trying to find the ‘Dark Tower’ – the nexus point of all universes and reality.
Trying to stop him is the evil sorcerer, the elusive Man in Black.
Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel is directing, and Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman and Stephen King are among the producers of this eagerly-anticipated film.
Are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments.