On the spurred heels of these new motion posters for The Dark Tower, stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey took their cinematic feud to social media in order to air out some grievances. Channeling the heroic Gunslinger and antagonistic Man in Black respectively, Elba and McConaughey sparred a bit on Twitter before each releasing a character-centric teaser video that offers glimpses of what tomorrow’s full trailer will reveal.
These brief teases show the Man in Black being characteristically callous and malevolent, while Roland Deschain recites a bit of Gunslinger’s Creed in his own video (with some slick gun tricks to boot). It’s a decent first look, but only an appetizer of what’s to come. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the full trailer tomorrow. The Dark Tower hits theaters on August 4th.
Here’s how the first teaser trailers were released:
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) May 2, 2017
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) May 2, 2017
In case you’re just catching up to The Dark Tower, here’s the film’s official synopsis:
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.
For more on The Dark Tower, be sure to check out our recent write-ups provided at the links below:
- Junkie XL on His ‘Studio Time’ Video Series, Working with Zack Snyder on ‘Justice League’, and More
- ‘The Dark Tower’ Trailer Will Finally Debut This Week
- ‘The Dark Tower’ Release Date Delayed Again
- First ‘The Dark Tower’ Poster Finds Idris Elba’s World Turned Upside Down
- Matthew McConaughey Explains Why He Chose ‘The Dark Tower’ over ‘Guardians 2’