One of Sony’s biggest films next year is an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower – which is a fantasy, science fiction, western, horror series of books. Yeah, that’s a lot of sub-genres. It’s called hedging your bets.
And if the mixture of genres wasn’t enough, the film also has Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in as the leads. It’s set to be released in February 17th next year, but we haven’t seen a trailer yet…until the Taiwanese division of Sony Pictures accidentally just made one live on YouTube. It probably won’t last long…
Weirdly, the trailer doesn’t appear finished, with green screens in the background for various shots, and a lot of the sound mixing near the end varying in quality. The opening board on the video says ‘OUTSIDER INTL V1’ – presumably the working title of the movie.
That said, the introduction to King’s world is very effective, and the set-up of McConaughey Vs Elba: Dawn of Duster Coats is incredibly exciting.
What did you think of the trailer (if it’s still up)? Let us know in the comments below.
The Dark Tower is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and stars Idris Elba (Luther) as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar) as the Man in Black, 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. It is set for release on February 17th 2017.