The Gunslinger and Jake Chambers Meet in New Set Photos from THE DARK TOWER
Some more new photos have surfaced from the set of The Dark Tower, and they features photos of Idris Elba as Roland Deschain meeting up with Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers. This is our first look at Chambers, and the photos come from the New York City set. According to the report from Birth.Movies.Death, PAs were calling this the "First Meet.” Producer Ron Howard also posted a photo on Twitter of himself with Elba and director Nikolaj Arcel.
One of the first things I noticed besides the actors in the film were the present day setting and blue taxis, which is a different world that Jake lives in. This could be one of the worlds that Roland visited during his previous and forgotten adventures. The bag he’s carrying could very well be holding the Horn of Eld, which was previously teased by Stephen King. You can read more possible spoiler information on that here. We also get a better look at Elba’s costume, and it’s pretty badass looking.
The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum. It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.
The movie also stars Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg, whom you can see photos of here, Abbey Lee as Tirana, and Fran Kranz as Pimli. Katheryn Winnick is also in the film, and Jackie Earl Haley is the villain, Richard Sayre.
The Dark Tower is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel, and the first film is currently set to be released on February 17th, 2017.