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First Images of Idris Elba in The Dark Tower

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Excited for the upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower? So are we. And today, we have scored a series of images of Idris Elba in character as Roland Deschain. The snaps were presumably captured when the cameras were not rolling, as Elba can be seen carrying his cell phone. Keep scrolling for our favorite pics from the set, courtesy of DailyMail!

Nikolaj Arcel (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2009) is at the helm of the adaptation. He also cowrote the script with Anders Thomas Jensen, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner. Elba stars alongside Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Fran Kranz, Jackie Earle Haley,and Abbey Lee.

The Dark Tower is currently in production. It has been a long and arduous process but Stephen King, himself, recently revealed, via Twitter, that cameras have begun rolling on the project. The picture is lensing in South Africa, and Sony is targeting a February 17, 2017 release date.

Past reports have alluded to a film series based on the property that would also include a TV mini series that would run in between feature film installments. So, if this film does well, there will be a lot more Dark Tower to come. Stay tuned for more on this as it is announced!

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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