The first novel in The Dark Tower series was published in 1982. 35 years later, Stephen King’s magnum opus is finally reaching the big screen. It carries with it a lot of expectations and possibly a lot of complications. I’ve covered the various iterations of this project for years, and I’m curious to see how it’s all come together. I’m also eager to hear what die-hard fans of the books think of the big screen realization of this project.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of The Dark Tower. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “THE DARK TOWER”. The screening is on Wednesday, August 2nd at 7pm at Regal Atlantic Station, so please don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
Check out the latest trailer below. The Dark Tower opens August 4th and stars Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Dark Tower:
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. Based on the Novels by: Stephen King