Darktower: First Look at Idris Elba’s Gunslinger

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    http://collider.com/the-dark-tower-movie-image-idris-elba/

    The Dark Tower
    is filming! Can we take a beat to appreciate that? It seems like ages since the idea of making an adaptation sparked up, and it has in fact been years with several different treatments rising before inevitably falling. But this latest one is sticking, and you can now see a first look of Idris Elba as Stephen King’s famous gunslinger in photos shot by paparazzi from the set.

    The story brings to life King’s sci-fi/fantasy/spaghetti Western story in telling of Roland Deschain and his cat-and-mouse game with the Man in Black. Roland (Elba) is a gunslinger from the fantastical realm of Mid-World, where he has an odyssey of sorts heading to the mysterious tower at the center, which is also eyed by an elusive magician known as The Man in Black, played in the film by Matthew McConaughey.

    Elba was spotted on set sporting some incredible cowboy and more sartorial savvy attire in front of a green-screened backdrop. See the images below:




    During an interview with EW announcing the casting of the two leads, director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) said of Elba:

    For me, it just clicked. He’s such a formidable man…I had to go to Idris and tell him my vision for the entire journey with Roland and the ka-tet. We discussed, who is this character? What’s he about? What’s his quest? What’s his psychology? We tried to figure out if we saw the same guy. And we absolutely had all the same ideas and thoughts. He had a unique vision for who Roland would be.

    Rounding out the cast are Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) as female lead Tirana, Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as the vampire leader Sayre, Fran Kranz as the Man in Black’s righthand man, and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings).

    The Dark Tower is scheduled to hit theaters on February 17, 2017.
     
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    Roland has ice blue eyes :mad:
     
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    The greatest story ever written and they decide this is the time and place for senseless diversity for diversities sake. It's a tragedy.
     
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    White people mad mad.
     
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    I just hope they get to adapt the entire story. If the film flops the studio might get nervous and cease production. Maybe they have one of those sweetheart deals like Peter Jackson had when he made Lord Of The Rings. The studio agreed to fund and produce the entire series even if the first film tanked.
     
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    How great is it that Jackie Earle Haley is still working?!!!
     
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    No shit man, I hope this shit bomb's hard. So tired of this pc shit. Roland was supposed to be a white guy modeld of Clint Eastwood.
     
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    Yeah, we should just go back to the time when you could rape women, hang blacks from a tree, bash gays, and most importantly, burn the Jews. All this fancy talkin' and book learnin' stuff has clearly destroyed America.
     
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    I always pictured Eastwood but....
     
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    King has stated he wrote him with Eastwood as a template. I'm torn. I like Elba but form the artwork, graphic novels, descriptions, etc. I always pictured Roland to look a certain way. It's not a race thing for me. It's just going to take a bit for my head to shake the previous version out.

    It worked for Red in the Shawshank Redemption, so I have high hopes. :cheer:

    It's like finding out they're making a new Hulk movie. Only this time he's going to be Asian, and blue.
     
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    Contact lenses for Stringer Bell.
     
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    Don't forget he'll also be a transgendered hermaphrodite.
     
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    When is it coming out? I should finish the books...
     
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    I like the casting a lot. Not what I expected, but Elba is a good actor. I'm excited to see how me he plays it
     
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    The joker is going to be Jason Todd. FYI.
     
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