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The first trailer for Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ will leave you stunned

‘I do not kill with my gun. I kill with my heart.’


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on May 3, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 3:45 pm CDT

After months of waiting from fans, all guns are drawn for the first trailer for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.

For those unfamiliar with one of King’s most famous series, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are the Gunslinger and the Man in Black, who are forever locked in a fight over the Dark Tower, which is the one thing holding the universe together. But their world isn’t the only world, as a young boy on Earth who dreams of them discovers that his dreams are real.

The trailer focuses on the Gunslinger’s expert firearm abilities and his rival, who he considers to be worse than the devil. It stays away from the fantasy elements of the novels, making the movie accessible for those who haven’t read the books. But for those that haven’t, the Gunslinger is really good at gunslinging.

Prior to the trailer’s release, Elba and McConaughey got into a bit of Twitter roleplaying to tease up their characters’ mutual animosity for one another.

The Gunslinger doesn’t shoot with his hand—he shoots with his heart. And his aim is deadly.

The Dark Tower debuts in theaters Aug. 4.

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*First Published: May 3, 2017, 7:48 am CDT