Must Watch: First Trailer for THE DARK TOWER May 4, 2017 The man in black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed. It’ It’s finally here, the first footage from the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. THE DARK TOWER tells the story of Roland Deschain (Elba), Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum. It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it. Irish release date is August 18, 2017.