After spending what seems like an eternity in development hell, the long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is finally in production. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but it’s true – the beloved novel is well on its way to the big screen and we’ve already seen numerous set photos to prove it.
Now, we can add one more shot to the collection, as it appears as if Ron Howard stopped by the NYC set the other day to pay a visit to star Idris Elba and director Nikolaj Arcel.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 2, 2016
Nothing’s revealed here that we haven’t already seen in previous snaps from the set, but just knowing that The Dark Tower is finally shooting is good enough for us. The fantasy epic is one of King’s most famous works and if you’ve read it, then you’ll know that it should make for one hell of a movie.
Centered on a gunslinger named Roland Deschain, the plot follows him on his quest to find “the dark tower that is the nexus of all universes.” Along the way he’ll also have to contend with the evil Man in Black (played here by Matthew McConaughey). That’s just the basic premise of course, as things get pretty wild from there.
Co-starring Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee and Fran Kranz, The Dark Tower arrives on February 17, 2017.