Lifestyle — May 26, 2017 at 5:27 am

Idris Elba & Matthew McConaughey Face Off In First Trailer For The Dark Tower — And Stephen King Fans Are Divided!


The Dark Tower wasn’t shot with a camera, it was shot with heart.

Still, fans of the Stephen King dark fantasy series were teetering between delight and disappointment after the first epic trailer dropped on Wednesday!

The gritty trailer features Idris Elba as trigger-happy vigilante The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the sinister Man in Black.

King already revealed the film would deviate from the plot of the first 1982 book and mostly take place in the modern world, but assured fans would still "get behind it, because it is the story."

Welp, the novelist wasn’t totally right about that — some fans were not feeling alterations like eye color (gasp!), cinematic grittiness (the horror!), and the Man in Black’s sudden southern twang (Leave McConaughey alone!).

What are YOUR thoughts, Perezious Readers? Check the trailer (above) and see what the Twitics had to say (below)!

I was…expecting more from "The Dark Tower" trailer. Muddled. Not enough Man in Black.

Me, three minutes ago: "Ooh, THE DARK TOWER trailer is here!"

Me, now: "Oh. So…um…that’s…certainly a movie that was made."
— Josh Mauthe (@clydeumney) May 3, 2017

There are some questionable accents in that there The Dark Tower trailer…
— Amy West (@TV_amyy) May 3, 2017 Not where my imagination took me while reading the books… Looks disappointing. #TheDarkTower
— Goonie (@jedinine) May 3, 2017

Folks, film is a vastly different medium from print. Of course the Dark Tower films are going to deviate from the books. They have to.
— Aaron Mahnke (@amahnke) May 3, 2017

I LOVE the first trailer for #TheDarkTower. @idriselba (AKA The Gunslinger) gives me chills! @DarkTowerMovie
— Lauren O’Callaghan (@LaurenHollyOC) May 3, 2017

The Dark Tower trailer looked good, thus far! I like that not too much has been revealed yet. Keep the mystery alive!
— .WIN NEW PS4 NOW!! (@giveawayzipix) May 3, 2017

The Overlook Hotel from The Shining in the trailer for The Dark Tower
— Guy is finally 18 (@yeblod) May 3, 2017

And here’s what the horror mastermind had to say about the first trailer:

THE DARK TOWER trailer is here. And it’s awesome.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 3, 2017

The Dark Tower hits theaters August 4.

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