The Gunslinger Movie is what many folks have come to call, the latest Stephen King series-brought-to-theaters, The Dark Tower. And why? Well if you haven’t managed to keep up with movie trailers, especially during the Summer months, when we’re pummeled week after week with tent-pole blockbuster films, the Dark Tower trailers have been nothing short of phenomenal. Matthew McConaughey as ‘The Man in Black’ and Idris Elba as The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain are absolutely stunning in their roles, but Idris as The Gunslinger is especially moving!
Real quick, before you move on, and just in case you didn’t know what the film was about, here is the ‘elevator pitch’ version. Ready…GO!
The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
Here is the latest trailer (as of this post) that will help you to better understand why many continue to refer to this film as The Gunslinger Movie:
Yep! The Gunslinger Movie…er…The Dark Tower, looks absolutely stunning as a whole, but the parts where we see The Gunslinger in action just leave me stunned with awe. The depiction of the Gunslinger on the big screen has changed my perception of Roland Deschain in the iconic Stephen King series 180 degrees and I love it!
If its not already noticeable, I will readily admit that I have definitely become enamored with The Gunslinger, and the legends and lore that come along with this character, including these newly released toys and collectibles in advance of the film’s release: