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THE DARK TOWER, coming soon

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August brings a new action packed feature with two great actors in the mix. The Dark Tower comes out in less than a month, and Sony has released a second trailer to stir some reactions.

The premise of Dark Towers is easy to digest—the good guy has to stop the bad guy from destroying the tower or else hell will be unleashed. More precisely, Idris Elba is the action hero named Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey plays the villain, the Man in Black, determined to prevent Roland from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. The story is not particularly complicated, but it makes the movie look fun, which might be all we need during the last month of summer.

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley. The film is directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) from a script by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel. The producers are Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, and Erica Huggins. G. Mac Brown is executive producing.

The Dark Tower book series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum. It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it. (via Comingsoon)

Check out the new The Dark Tower trailer below. The film opens August 4th.

The official synopsis reads:

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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