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The world is on fire in the first trailer for The Dark Tower

It’s here

The first trailer for Sony Pictures’ adaptation of Stephen King’s beloved Dark Tower series is here.

Prior to the trailer being released, stars Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba shared a couple of clips introducing their characters. McConaughey will play the Man in Black, a demonic sorcerer and an agent for the Crimson King. Elba will take on the role of Roland Deschain, a Gunslinger who’s hunting the Man in Black on his journey toward the Dark Tower in hopes of saving his world from destruction.

Sony confirmed yesterday that the trailer would be released today, following reports that it would be attached to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is set to be released in North America this weekend. Footage that was expected to be in the trailer was leaked late last year, but the initial video was taken down just hours after being uploaded.

The Dark Tower will be released on Aug. 4.

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