It’s finally here! The first trailer for The Dark Tower has dropped, and it’s…something. Look, I never read the books (my brother did, and he enjoyed them immensely), so my opinion doesn’t necessarily matter. However, based on what I know of the books, this seems pretty underwhelming. I know that trailers don’t tell the entire story, but I’m hoping this isn’t a “we want to make money so we have to appeal to every demographic” movie. Regardless, I’ll still see this in theaters. I got to support Idris.
The Dark Tower hits theaters on August 4th, 2017.
Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the ‘Dark Tower’ that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save Mid-World from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.