The Dark Tower Trailer Is Here

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The long-awaited trailer for The Dark Tower, based on Stephen King’s epic book series of the same name, has finally arrived—and it seems to be equal parts blockbuster-style movie action and philosophical meditation on the battle between good and evil.

In the trailer, Idris Elba’s Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, helps protect a boy (played by Tom Taylor) from the evil Man In Black (Matthew McConaughey). Through in some “this might end the world as we know it”-type dialogue, and you have a pretty impressive trailer.

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Danish director Nikolaj Arcel, best known for the 2012 film A Royal Affair, seems to be creating a world filled with mythic gravitas but also…well, you know, your standard blockbuster-style movie action.

Check out the trailer below:

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