The Dark Tower Movie
The Dark Tower Movies
The Dark Tower Movies is a 2017 American science fantasy western film directed and co-written by Nikolaj Arcel. A continuation of Stephen King’s novel series of the same name, the film stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, a gunslinger on a quest to protect the Dark Tower—a mythical structure which supports all realities—while Matthew McConaughey plays his nemesis, Walter Padick, the Man in Black, and Tom Taylor stars as Jake Chambers, a New York boy who becomes Roland’s apprentice.
Intended to launch a film and television franchise, the first installment combines elements from several novels in the eight-volume series, and takes place in both modern-day New York City and in Mid-World, Roland’s Old West-style parallel universe. The film also serves as a canonical sequel to the novel series, which concludes with the revelation that Roland’s quest is a cyclical time loop; the presence of the Horn of Eld, which Roland carries in the film, indicates that this is the next cycle.
Roland says that he must return to his own world. He offers Jake a place by his side as his companion, which Jake accepts, as he has nowhere else to go. The two depart for Mid-World.
- Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger
- Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick, the Man in Black
- Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, the Pure Shine
- Claudia Kim as Arra Champignon, a seer
- Fran Kranz as Pimli, one of Walter’s Taheen techniciens
- Abbey Lee as Tirana, another of Walter’s Taheen technicians and his love interest
- Jackie Earle Haley as Sayre, a Taheen
- Katheryn Winnick as Laurie Chambers, Jake’s mother
- Dennis Haysbert as Steven Deschain, Roland’s father
- Michael Barbieri as Timmy, Jake’s neighbour
- José Zúñiga as Dr. Hotchkiss
- Alex McGregor as Susan Delgado
- Nicholas Hamilton as Lucas Hanson
- De-Wet Nagel as Taheen Tech