WATCH: ‘The Dark Tower’ Trailer Is A Dark, Psychic Thrill Ride
The first trailer dropped Wednesday for the dark, psychic Western thriller “The Dark Tower,” and it is already trending on social media.
“For thousands of generations, the gunslingers were knights sworn to protect us from the coming of the dark,” the clip begins (RELATED: First ‘Cars 3’ Trailer Apparently Shows Lightning McQueen Dying A Grisly, Gruesome Death [VIDEO])
“There are other worlds than these,” a description released with the trailer reads. “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,” it adds.
“I do not kill with my gun, I kill with my heart,” Elba’s character says.
“You know, everything I’ve done kind of reflects back to The Dark Tower books,” Stephen King said in another interview.
“The Dark Tower” hits theaters Aug. 4.