Idris Elba is the Gunslinger in first trailer for The Dark Tower

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May 6, 2017, 11:02 AM EDT (Updated)

The movie opens in just a few months, and now the first trailer for The Dark Tower has finally arrived.

Sony Pictures is cutting it close with the marketing push surrounding the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s epic series, but the first trailer should certainly get fans talking. The film stars Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, and looks to put a different spin on King’s ambitious saga. The first film is meant to set up an entire series of movies, though obviously it will all come down to what director Nikolaj Arcel does with the opening chapter here.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to Mid-World where he encounters the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is on a quest to reach the ‘Dark Tower’ that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save Mid-World from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer named Walter Padick (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.

The Dark Tower opens August 4.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:

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