Matthew McConaughey is known for playing the good guy, but he’s taking a very sinister turn in ‘The Dark Tower.’ His character, the Man in Black, goes to war with Idris Elba’s Gunslinger in the epic first trailer.
Everyone on the planet has been waiting for The Dark Tower movie, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling novel. The first trailer arrived on May 3, giving us a first glimpse of Matthew McConaughey, 47, as the big bad Man in Black. As Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain/The Gunslinger says in the trailer, the Man in Black is worse than the devil. Give me more evil Matthew McConaughey, please!
The Man in Black, an evil sorcerer, is dead-set on destroying the Dark Tower that protects our world and Roland’s Mid-World. If the Dark Tower falls, hell will be unleashed. The Gunslinger must team up with a young boy named Jake to prevent the Man in Black from ruining both worlds.
Idris’ ultimate good guy character is the perfect foil for Matthew’s villain. The Oscar winner has often played the heroes in movies like Interstellar and Dallas Buyers Club, as well as a romantic lead in films like How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Wedding Planner, so it’s nice to see him take a trip to the dark side. The Dark Tower will hit theaters on Aug. 4.
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