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After a long gestation period, a trip to development hell, the possibility of a television series, the start / stop of Ron Howard possibly directing, the epic Stephen King adaptation, The Dark Tower has finally come to fruition and we finally have a brand new trailer that gives us a real look at the western / fantasy mash up.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), The Dark Tower follows Idris Elba’s Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, as he roams a world that has moved on in search of the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) and The Dark Tower in order to restore his dying realm.

This particular adaptation is said to be very different from King’s writings. While I haven’t read it myself (it’s currently sitting on my shelf, gathering dust), the inclusion of Nicholas Hamilton’s character, bridging the gap between his world and Deschain’s is apparently quite the change.

The Dark Tower will hit cinemas this August. Check out the trailer below!