Production continues apace on the long-awaited film adaptation of Stephen King’s beloved fantasy book series “The Dark Tower”. Nikolaj Arcel helms the film in which Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain travels the realm of Mid-Land in search of the elusive and powerful Dark Tower. At the same time, he faces off against the sinister Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey).
While we know the film will likely diverge from the books, Elba today has posted a new Twitter image which ties directly back to them and celebrates Father’s Day yesterday in various parts of the world. In the books, Deschain is the descendent of a version of King Arthur and the last in a long line of formally trained gunslingers.
“The Dark Tower” is currently targeting a February 17th 2017 release.
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) June 19, 2016