New photos from the set of The Dark Tower, a 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s book of the same name, reveal Idris Elba in full costume as his character Roland Deschain aka the Gunslinger. The pictures were snapped by paparazzi in Cape Town, South Africa and can be seen below…
First look of Idris Elba on the set of Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER pic.twitter.com/ddmogH3Zgy
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The science fiction fantasy western takes place in the fallen land of Mid-World and revolves around a cat-and-mouse game between Elba’s Deschain and Matthew McConaughey’s ageless sorcerer the Man in Black, as they both attempt to reach a tower that stands at the nexus point in time and space.
The cast also includes Tom Taylor (Doctor Foster) as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Tirana, Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as Richard Sayre, Michael Barbieri (Little Men) as Timmy, Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Arra Champignon and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) in an as-yet-unrevealed role.
The Dark Tower is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and written by Arcel, Anders Thomas Jensen, Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. Goldsman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are all producing the film, which is slated for release on February 17th 2017.