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!"
The Dark Tower (2017)
Synopsis: The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where "the world has moved on" in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
Directors: Nikolaj Arcel
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Western
Writers: Nikolaj Arcel, Akiva Goldsman, Anders Thomas Jensen, Stephen King, Jeff Pinkner
Producers: G. Mac Brown, Cheryl Eatock, Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Erica Huggins, Anders Thomas Jensen, Stephen King, Jeff Pinkner, David H. Venghaus Jr.
Musicians: Junkie XL
Editors: Alan Edward Bell, Dan Zimmerman
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