An adaptation of The Dark Tower has been in the works for many years, and it might finally have found its gunslinger.
The latest news suggests that the right-awesome Idris Elba is circling the part of Roland Deschain of Gilead - one of the main characters in the Dark Tower series of books and a peacekeeper under the title of gunslinger. It's his aim to take down the Man in Black in a journey which takes a really long time in the books. And that man will be embodied by none other than Matthew McConaughey.
Here's a pretty cool tweet on the matter.
It's just about the juiciest casting you could imagine for the adaptation, which has been previously mooted as a major TV series leading into a feature film. Now it seems to be going straight to several films, with The Dark Tower aiming for a 2017 release. Danish director Nikolaj Arcel is at the helm right now, with shooting set to begin in April 2016.