The first official international trailer has been unveiled for Sony/MRC's The Dark Tower, based on Stephen King's eight-book bestselling series. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), the movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba and Tom Taylor. Deadline noted that "the film pulls themes and story threads from all of the tomes. It also pays homage to and links together other King novels; in the trailer, there's a photo of the exterior of Oregon's Timberline Lodge where Stanley Kubrick's The Shining was shot."
The screenplay is by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel. Goldsman, Ron Howard and Erica Huggins are producers. The Dark Tower will be released August 4.