Idris Elba appears in the clip as gunslinger Roland Deschain as he hunts down the man in black, Walter Padick - Matthew McConaughey on rare villainous form - in a place named Mid-world.
But it's Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) the trailer focuses on, a young boy in modern day New York who finds himself plagued with dreams about Elba and McConaughey's characters as well as that of the titular dark tower.
“I feel like I’m supposed to do something," he says to his therapist. "I don’t know what that is.”
In the rough clip, Chambers can be seen stumbling through a portal to Mid-world where he assists Deschain in hunting down the malevolent Padick. “Did you tell the kid that everyone who walks with you dies by my hand?” he warns Deschain.
The trailer is proof that the first book from King's Dark Tower series - "The Gunslinger" - will not be forming the entirety of this film; instead, the screenplay - from director Nikolaj Arcel (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) - seems to have been heavily influenced by third entry "The Waste Lands."
You can watch the unfinished version of the trailer below. The completed version is expected to be unveiled around Christmastime.Reuse content