No sooner did photos surface of Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black on location in New York City than we get a look at Idris Elba as the Gunslinger himself from “The Dark Tower.”
Posted on JustJared, the images reveal Elba in a gray leather duster, with a six-shooter at his side.
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, the film is part of an ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy epic that calls for a big-screen trilogy, with interlocking television miniseries. Written by Anders Thomas Jensen, Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner, the movie isn’t directly adapted from the 1982 novel “The Gunslinger,” but rather, in the author’s words, it begins “in media res, in the middle of the story instead of at the beginning.”
Elba teased “The Dark Tower” just last week, tweeting an image containing the words, “Remember the face of your father.”
Opening Feb. 17, 2017, “The Dark Tower” also stars Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Tom Taylor, Fran Kranz, Claudia Kim and Jackie Earle Haley.
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