Three New TV Spots for 'The Dark Tower' Movie Reveal Extra Footage
"You can't stop what's coming." Sony Pictures has dropped off three new 30-second promo TV spots for the highly anticipated big screen version of Stephen King's book series, The Dark Tower. Directed by Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel, this cinematic version of the story is more sci-fi than fantasy, about a Gunslinger roaming an Old West-like landscape in pursuit of the man in black. Idris Elba stars as Roland Deschain, with Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black. The cast includes Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Tom Taylor, Katheryn Winnick, Alex McGregor, Nicholas Hamilton, Claudia Kim, and Michael Barbieri. These new TV spots focus on three different themes: Earth, Knight, and the Man in Black, of course. These spots actually play better than the first trailer, here's to hoping this turned out good.
Here's all three new TV spots (+ posters) for Nikolaj Arcel's The Dark Tower, direct from YouTube:
The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Elba), roams an Old West-like landscape where "the world has moved on" in pursuit of the man in black (McConaughey). He's also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. The Dark Tower adaptation is directed by Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel, of the films King's Game, Island of Lost Souls, Truth About Men, and A Royal Affair previously. The screenplay is credited to Nikolaj Arcel, Akiva Goldsman, Anders Thomas Jensen, and Jeff Pinkner. Based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, first published 1982, now a series of 7 books. Sony Pictures will open The Dark Tower in theaters starting August 4th later this summer. Who's ready?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
I really want this to be good but it doesn't look like it will be.
Jon Odishaw on Jun 5, 2017
My dud-meter agrees.
tarek on Jun 5, 2017
Tester on Jun 5, 2017
Same here, but these tv-spots are better than the two minute + trailer. Marketing for this movie has not been good at all. Got friends that think this is a tv-series because the the trailer is crammed with too many scenes without any explanation...
Enola on Jun 5, 2017
Idris and Matthew are going to pull this off. Very impressed by it, because it seems that a very difficult story is made easy to watch. You can't make it of course to difficult, it's a movie not a book... High om My list...
ari smulders on Jun 5, 2017
I'll tell ya...never been on board the Idris Elba bandwagon. He's okay, I guess, but I fail to see the reason for all the hubbub. As I said before, I think this movie is mis-cast. It seems most of the movie adaptations (with notable exceptions) of the Stephen King oeuvre just aren't that good.
kitano0 on Jun 5, 2017
I'm same opinion as you. Elba is ok, but I struggle to see him as a convincing lead.
TAH on Jun 5, 2017
The cast is really starting to grow on me. Matthew's look was a bit too gaunt at first but his menace is real.
DAVIDPD on Jun 5, 2017
That will be worth of an evening with my friends and I think that quality of beer will prevail over quality of this film which will, however, add only some good ideas for talk and laughs...
shiboleth on Jun 5, 2017
This...disgusts me. These spots show that Sony has NO clue how to even market this movie. It's an action movie! No wait... it's a western! No! It's a supernatural thriller!!! This franchise was better left on the pages of King's books or should've been given a tv episodic treatment, or an adult animated series. This...mark my words sai, will not be done justice.
THE_RAW_ on Jun 8, 2017
I think it's hilarious how many people haven't been paying attention to anything Stephen King's had to say about this. He's not only given the project his blessing after seeing it for himself, the film has long been confirmed as a SEQUEL to the books. Not an adaptation. It's supposed to be different.
Sam Tanner on Jun 13, 2017
Everything about this movie seams wrong. Everything. The casting, the look, the feel even the marketing, (why where the posters not done by Michael Whelan!!!). It is a bastardized, water down garble of a movie that could have been a great film. Instead the powers that be have decided to say fuck all to the fans, the people who made these book what they are, a success, and create something so far from what the magic of the books held, that it now appears to be a consumable popcorn bull shit move. People will watch it, consume it and then immediately disregard it like a fucking microwvable TV dinner. Where as we, the fans of the books, those who this story means something to, marveled by this world of wonders and woes that King created over 30 fucking years, will be left starving and broken hearted by what a feast this film could have been. It is fucking sad, out right sad and I will not partake in this 2 dollar disposable movie. I hope the plans for this so called franchise and sequels die with the release of this piece of garbage of a movie. It would be the only solace us fans would have, knowing that something we love will no longer be torn and twisted into some ungodly frankenstein of a story that resembles nothing of what we carry in our hearts for the Gunslinger. Even if it is a squeal to the 7th book. It's so far off the mark, I would rather leave the continuation of the Dark Tower cycle to my own imagination, than have someone like Akiva Goldsman piss all over it and not give two fucks about what those of us who care about these stories think. As far as i am concerned, this story ends and begins with Roland, setting out across that desert, carrying the horn, for one last time around. I now know that that is all i need, and all i want.
Steven on Jun 17, 2017
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