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FIRST LOOK: Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger, in The Dark Tower

May 17th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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So, we finally have our first images of Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger, in Stephen King’s epic tale of The Dark Tower as played by Idris Elba in the first movie of a planned series.

And it’s hard to argue that Elba doesn’t fill the role well, he certainly has Roland’s presence of character and dominating strength.

The story sees Roland pursuing The Man In Black AKA Walter AKA Flagg (played in the movie by Matthew McConaughey) across the desert in his quest to find The Dark Tower, the nexus of space and time.

Let us know what you think and what you hope to see in the adaptation of King’s sprawling masterpiece.

The Dark Tower is set to be directed by Nikolaj Arcel with a February 17th, 2017 release

Source: Daily Mail 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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