After months of anticipation, the marketing machine for the western fantasy film The Dark Tower is finally in full swing. Since the film debuts in about three months, many in the fan community were a little concerned that we hadn’t seen so much as a teaser trailer. As if on cue, in response to the speculation, two short teaser clips were released today announcing the upcoming trailer. Along with the action infused teaser clips, two great looking character posters were revealed.
One of the thirty five second clips features Idris Elba in gun toting action as the heroic Gunslinger. In the other clip, we see Matthew McConaughey as the mysterious Man in Black amid a scene of destruction. Both clips do a great job of showcasing the epically fantastic world that we are about to enter.
The two character posters clearly define both characters and the inevitable conflict that will arise. The Gunslinger is sworn to protect the world, and the Man in Black is sworn to destroy it. The official synopsis of the film is as follows;
“Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.”
The Dark Tower opens this summer on August 4th and watch out for the new trailer.