Stephen King hints at "other worlds than these" in a new teaser poster for The Dark Tower movie featuring The Gunslinger, Jake Chambers, and The Man in Black.
King tweeted the new poster (which was also shared on Facebook) for The Dark Tower, which is slated for a July 28th release from Sony Pictures and adapts events from King's epic fantasy series. King's tweet came with the following caption:
"Pilgrim, there are other worlds than these. Come with us on the adventure. #DarkTowerMovie"
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), The Dark Tower stars Idris Elba as The Gunslinger (aka Roland Deschain), Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black, Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Fran Kranz as Pimli, Katheryn Winnick, and Jackie Earle Haley as Sayre.
The upcoming film is expected to not focus solely on the plot of The Gunslinger, the first book in The Dark Tower series, opting instead to continue some of the events from the overall book series. Here's what director Arcel once told EW:
“The hardcore fans of The Dark Tower series will know that this is actually a sequel to the books in a way. It has a lot of the same elements, a lot of the same characters, but it is a different journey.”
Additionally, The Dark Tower movie is not expected to include Eddie and Susannah, two key characters from the novels that were a part of Roland's ka-tet, but they are planned to appear in potential sequels, according to Arcel:
"They’re certainly out there. I think the entire story deserves to be told and should be told. I would certainly be disappointed in myself or my collaborators if we didn’t bring them in"
Comprised of eight novels and numerous short stories and comic books (and referenced in other novels as well), King’s The Dark Tower series began with 1982’s The Gunslinger, which follows Roland of Gilead as he pursues The Man in Black through the Mid-World, a dying place with similarities to our own realm. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details on The Dark Tower, check out the teaser poster below, and in case you missed it, take a look at images from the film.
Poster via Twitter: