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thedarktowerStephen King’s The Dark Tower is to be adapted for the screen starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

Idris Elba will play one of King’s most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own.

In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey).

The film will be shot in seven weeks in South Africa and is set to hit the big screen in January 2017. Director and co-writer Nikolaj Arcel also directed the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. We can expect dark and mysterious.Buy the book here.

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