The first trailer for The Dark Tower is slick, epic and very exciting indeed 5 years ago

The first trailer for The Dark Tower is slick, epic and very exciting indeed

"I do not kill with my gun. I kill with my heart."

Fans of Stephen King will have been waiting for this day for some time. Adaptations of his books have made for some of the best and most iconic films in cinema, and now we have the latest addition to the canon: The Dark Tower.

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Based on the celebrated series of books, The Dark Tower sees Idris Elba step into the boots of Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger, facing off against Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim, AKA the Man in Black.

The movie has been talked about and teased for ages, but at last we have our first look at some footage, and boy does it look good. Check it out:

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The description beneath the video reveals more details about the story:

There are other worlds than these.

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen.

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together.

With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

If you're not already excited about this movie, you should be.