After years of failed attempts, the film adaption of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower looks like it will finally enter production.
Idris Elba is set to play the lead role, a gunslinger named Roland while Matthew McConaughey is attached to play his enigmatic nemesis.
Nikolaj Arcel is directing the film after working together with King on the script, which is set to skip the opening novella “The Gunslinger” and start towards he middle of the eight-book saga.
The news has been all over social media this week with King declaring:
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 1, 2016
Shooting is expected to begin in South Africa in a matter of weeks.
The Dark Tower does not yet have a release date.