Rumors of a Dark Tower film or television series have been circulating for years. Stephen King’s novel about Roland Deschain, the last in a line of heroic Gunslingers, who is joined by a young boy on his epic quest for the titular Dark Tower, was most recently proposed as an HBO mini-series. But instead it was announced it would be made into a feature film starring Idris Elba, and production is actually under way.
Lights Camera Action Tweeted these pictures of Elba on the set of the set of the adaptation. The film is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), and co-stars Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, newcomer Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Katheryn Winnick.
The Dark Tower is set to hit theaters on February 17, 2017.