The film adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy novel series “The Dark Tower” began principal photography in South Africa this week ahead of a February 17th 2017 release.
Idris Elba will play Roland the Gunslinger, while Matthew McConaughey will play the Man in Black. Aaron Paul is rumored to be on board as Eddie Dean, but that’s not confirmed at this time.
Nikolaj Arcel helms the project which has spent years in development hell and has only now, finally, begun filming. The first in a potential franchise, the film is believed to be using many elements from the third book in the series which is where the novels began laying out a story arc in earnest.
Source: Sony Pictures