For those lucky few who got to see the first footage of "The Dark Tower" yesterday at CinemaCon (there isn't even a trailer out yet), most seemed thoroughly impressed.
Reaction across Twitter was mostly positive, with CinemaCon attendees raving it was "really cool," "solid" and "badass," with lots of nods to Stephen King's other works.
Damn, The Dark Tower trailer was pretty badass, if even just to see Roland do his speed reloads. Lots of cool fantasy/action elements
— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) March 28, 2017
The Dark Tower has a truly epic feel. Solid visuals. Action is handled well and there are King nods everywhere. I'm very, very encouraged.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) March 28, 2017
Just saw an extended clip/footage from THE DARK TOWER. Looks really cool and ended with an awesome shot that crowd loved.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 28, 2017
At least one guy, however, thought it was just "OK...?"
THE DARK TOWER footage/ trailer looks... OK? Pulling from so much of the span of the books that it's hard to tell what the true story is.
— Russ Fischer (@russfischer) March 28, 2017
"The Dark Tower" arrives in theaters July 28. Here's the "Inception"-esque poster.
Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil. Read More