Impressive “Dark Tower” ‘KINGdom’ Clip

Sony Pictures is going one step further to promote their “The Dark Tower” film adaptation. The other day came a featurette about the film’s references to other Stephen King works, but today’s clip goes further.

Titled ‘Connected KINGdom’, the single shot CG animated video takes us through the key environments from “The Shining,” “IT,” “Carrie,” “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Christine” before tying it all back to the Dark Tower. It’s impressively conceived if somewhat cheaply rendered.

The story follows Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger, who has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) and is determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower which holds the universe together.

The film opens everywhere on August 4th.