We've had little more than a few promo images (opens in new tab) and set photos (opens in new tab) of The Dark Tower so far, but it looks like we'll finally be getting a trailer soon. The first footage from the Stephen King adaptation, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, was shown at CinemaCon this week, and although reports suggest it's still unfinished, we should expect to see something soon.
But what to do until then?
Well, thankfully those lucky enough to see the footage have shared their reactions on Twitter and elsewhere and I've collated some of the best to keep you going until the trailer is released. The good news is, everyone sounds really positive about what they saw so fingers crossed fans will be pleased.
Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), we have an idea of what was showed:
The footage opens with a look at a door frame standing free in the middle of a barren landscape. It then it cuts to Roland in the desert as the famous opening line to King's The Gunslinger, the first volume in the series, is displayed on screen: "The Man in Black fled across the Desert, and the Gunslinger followed.”
The footage gives a strong idea of just what The Man in Black is capable of, and it's scarily creepy. Roland and The Man in Black then square off, with Roland telling the villain, "I do not kill with my gun, I kill with my heart." He fires at The Man in Black, who catches the bullet from behind his back.
You can read THR's full description of The Dark Tower here (opens in new tab), but below are some of the best spoiler-free Twitter reactions to the trailer:
"Dark Tower" footage shows an arrogant Matthew McConaughey catching a bullet fired by Idris Elba and saying "The Tower will fall" #cinemaconMarch 28, 2017
Damn, The Dark Tower trailer was pretty badass, if even just to see Roland do his speed reloads. Lots of cool fantasy/action elementsMarch 28, 2017
I know nothing about The Dark Tower books, so the trailer is a totally unbiased look for me. Without question I’ll be seeing it.March 28, 2017
Sony shows first trailer for #DarkTower. Looks dark and brooding and ambitious. Elba & McConaughey going at each other hard. #CinemaconMarch 28, 2017
"I do not kill with my gun, I kill with my heart." -@idriselba w/ some WICKED gunslinger skills in the 1st #TheDarkTower trailer#CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/MgN0XtR1q5March 28, 2017
The Dark Tower has a truly epic feel. Solid visuals. Action is handled well and there are King nods everywhere. I'm very, very encouraged.March 28, 2017
Dark Tower first look showed us some early action with unfinished visuals. A cool sequence involving Gunslinger shooting via hearing alone.March 28, 2017
Just saw an extended clip/footage from THE DARK TOWER. Looks really cool and ended with an awesome shot that crowd loved.March 28, 2017
Rough Dark Tower thoughts: Not at all the way I imagined Mid-World to look. Way more sci-fi tech-y than it should be.March 28, 2017
The brief look at some of Roland and Jake's interactions were the best parts of the Dark Tower footage. The kid playing Jake was very good.March 28, 2017
Oh, and there was a shot of a photo on Jake's psychiatrist's desk of the Overlook Hotel. Definitely expect some King nods in Dark Tower.March 28, 2017
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, and starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Haley, and Fran Kranz, The Dark Tower opens July 28, 2017