Stephen King has released the teaser poster for the film adaptation of one of his most famous series, “The Dark Tower.”
The film, which is directed by Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel, stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, a.k.a. The Gunslinger, a roaming knight of the Old West who resides in a parallel dimension known as Mid-World. He crosses paths with Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), an 11-year-old New Yorker with wanderlust who accidentally crosses over into Mid-World. Together, the two go on a quest to save Mid-World from destruction, hoping to reach the titular Dark Tower and stop a dark sorcerer (Matthew McConaughey) from using it to control infinite worlds.
The poster features Jake and The Gunslinger as they face a Manhattan turned upside down. From the outline of the sky made by the inverted skyscrapers, a shape similar to a building can be seen — an allusion to the Dark Tower. King unveiled the teaser poster on Twitter with the tagline, “There are other worlds than these.”
King is producing the film with Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Akiva Goldsman, who is also sharing writing credit with Arcel, Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen. This is the first major piece of promotional material for the Columbia Pictures film, which has yet to release a trailer.
“The Dark Tower” arrives in theaters July 28.