So what does horror author Stephen King have to say about Idris Elba playing Roland Deschain in Nikolaj Arcel and Sony Pictures’ The Dark Tower (2017)? I think he would be great because Elba is a great actor who owns his roles but alas, this is all still in the works so nothing final yet. Javier Bardem is also in talks to play the character. But back to Stephen King’s take on Elba playing Roland, he does not care about race. He just wants the best performance and how fast can he draw a gun. Great response from King. We included the official Tweet below.
To me, the color of the gunslinger doesn’t matter. What I care about is how fast he can draw…and that he takes care of the ka-tet.
--Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 12, 2015
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel
Official Synopsis: 11-year-old Jake Chambers experiences visions involving a Man in Black who seeks to destroy a Tower and bring ruin to the Universe while a Gunslinger opposes him. However, Jake's mother, stepfather and psychiatrists dismiss these as dreams resulting from the trauma of his father's death the previous year. At his apartment home in New York City, a group of workers from an alleged psychiatric facility offer to rehabilitate Jake; recognizing them from his visions as monsters wearing human skin, he flees from the workers who give chase. Jake tracks down an abandoned house from one of his visions where he discovers a high-tech portal that leads to a post-apocalyptic world called Mid-World..
Cast: Idris Elba, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew McConaughey, José Zúñiga, Jose Zuniga, Stephen Stanton, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Paul Riley Fox,…
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Western