From Stephan King’s Facebook, we have two new posters, and from Twitter we have two short clips and an announcement that a trailer will come tomorrow for The Dark Tower. The two posters are of Idris Elba (as Roland Deschain/The Gunslinger) which states “one sworn to protect it,” and the other is of Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black and says “one sworn to destroy it.” Certainly a beautiful depiction of the good and evil dichotomy, because what is it to be villain than to have a perspective different from most others? Either way, both characters look pretty slick.
The two teasers are fairly exciting as well. The first posted by Matthew McConaughey, shows his character walking through a snow covered battlefield and saying the words: “the war is over, you know what’s coming. The Tower will fall.” It feels as though this is a line from a conversation with the protagonist, like the Man in Black is threatening him.
The second teaser is posted by Elba, and shows his character in what looks like the aftermath of a fire (nice contrast to snow). As he loads his gun in an utterly unrealistic way, he says “I do not kill with my gun, I kill with my heart.” Boy, who is really the villain in this movie? Isn’t that phrase a bit dark for someone who is supposed to be on the good side.
The Dark Tower will be coming on August 4th, 2017.
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