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05.16.2016by: Brennan Klein
The Dark Tower Stephen King Idris Elba Nikolaj Arcel

Now that it's actually filming in South Africa, THE DARK TOWER can't be snatched back into Production Hell, right? Well, I'll only believe it when I see it, but here's the next best thing: The Daily Mail snagged a glimpse at Idris Elba on set, in costume as his character Roland Deschain the Gunslinger. Check out the pictures below!

The film, which is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO), is:

Based on the Stephen King-penned fantasy series. The film will follow a wandering knight who is the last hope of the fallen land of Mid-World. He is charged with finding the Dark Tower while battling his nemesis the Man in Black.

The cast also includes Tom Taylor as Roland's young sidekick Jake Chambers, Matthew McConaughey as the villainous Man in Black, Fran Kranz as the MIB's right hand man Pimli, Jackie Earle Haley as vampire leader Sayre, Katheryn Winnick as an unknown character, and Abbey Lee as Tirana, who was a minor baddie in the climactic book.

THE DARK TOWER will rise into theaters on February 17, 2017.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite book in the DARK TOWER series?
Source: Daily Mail

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8:23PM on 05/16/2016
My favorite book is easily 'The Drawing of the Three' and I hope if this movie is done right (which I am not too sure about but I'll give it a chance) we will get to see a full theatrical adaptation of it soon. It would be phenomenal
My favorite book is easily 'The Drawing of the Three' and I hope if this movie is done right (which I am not too sure about but I'll give it a chance) we will get to see a full theatrical adaptation of it soon. It would be phenomenal
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