After ten years in development, Stephen King’s fantasy-western epic has finally made it to the screen.
Rather than a straight adaptation of the first book (there are eight), The Dark Tower mixes concepts, characters and key moments from the series into a world-hopping, genre-blending adventure. Idris Elba is well cast as gunslinger Roland, who together with young Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) must prevent the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) from destroying the titular structure, which is the junction of all universes.
If the Tower falls, demons will overrun every reality. Although unlikely to satisfy diehard fans of the novels (who should at least be grateful it exists at all), this streamlined take on King’s mammoth saga offers a briskly-paced introduction to Roland’s world
Release Date: 29 November 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray UV 4K
Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor