Check out this new photo featuring Matthew McConaughey from Nikolaj Arcel‘s The Dark Tower (2017). We all knew McConaughey would nail this role but here is the proof. I am drooling waiting for the next set of promo material to drop for the Stephen King movie adaptation. The Dark Tower releases in movie theaters on February 17, 2017, so we have a while before we start seeing trailers.
Matthew McConaughey talks about the Man in Black:
"Well, he is a man, actually. They wanted to go very human and grounded with this. Obviously there are mythical proportions of good and evil in Walter. But we didn’t want to go overly fantastic. That would drop the humanity. So Walter, for me, is a man who exposes hypocrisies."
"You know, he’s not literally the Devil, but I sure as hell think about him like the Devil. I think like the Devil would. There’s a great Black Sabbath line that fits the guy very well: ‘Follow me now / and you will not regret / leaving the life you led / before we met."
Matthew McConaughey talks about Roland:
"I revere him. He’s really the only true adversary I have. I expose hypocrisies, and he’s the closest to pure there is. It’s his persistent, resilience to be good and altruistic. He’s very precious to me. I almost don’t want to see him go.
"So many times I’m just pumping him up, through sorcery, almost like the man in the corner of the ring for a boxer," McConaughey says, breaking into a whisper: "‘Come on ... you can do this ... stay in the game,’ because I want to keep him, I want to keep his vengeance to find me. I want to keep that very vital, you know? My want, my need, my mission is to bring down the Tower. My love, my adoration, my muse, my shadow, is Roland."
"Once I bring the Tower down, and take a seat next to the Crimson King, I’ve got my own plans from there as well."
"This is great news!" McConaughey says [about discovering young Jake Chambers, who has the power of The Shine to "break down the trans-dimensional beams that keep the Tower strong"]. "One, this is what I need to get the job done. Two, it’s a field trip for me. I haven’t been down there in a long time. The Devil likes New York. Let’s go sing and dance and do some detective work and find the boy with The Shine and bring him back and use him!"
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