As production on Warner Bros. and Nikolaj Arcel’s big-screen take on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower continues in New York, a new batch of set snaps have arrived online. The other day we got our first glimpse of Matthew McConaughey as the enigmatic villain of the piece, The Man in Black, and now we have a much better look at Thor actor Idris Elba as the story’s protagonist, Roland Deschain, AKA The Gunslinger.
Elba certainly looks the part, but these recent pics have further confirmed that this movie is going to be taking some pretty significant liberties with the source material, and won’t be anything close to a direct adaptation of the first novel in the series, The Gunslinger. King previously suggested that the story would pick up somewhere around the middle of the saga, and seeing these character walking about in modern day New York is further evidence of that.
Aside from Elba and McConaughey, The Dark Tower will star Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Claudia Kim, Kathryn Winnick, and Abby Lee. Expect the long-in-development feature to blast into theaters on February 17, 2017.
Source: Just Jared