The first trailer for The Dark Tower has finally arrived! It definitely has me excited. I am sure tons of people are pointing out the differences between the books and the movie, but honestly, I am not expecting this story to be anything like the eight books.
I can tell you that Idris Elba pulls off Roland in this trailer. I understand why they chose him. Also, it looks like there will be some elements of the books in there, such as the house on Dutch Hill that comes alive and tries to eat Jake (and serves as the portal to Mid-World).
I have always said that one of the toughest things about making this movie would be portraying the gunslinger as more than just a good guy with a gun. Stephen King spends so much time explaining that gunslingers were more than sheriffs in the Old West or something. I thought it would be difficult to film the incredible speeds the gunslingers would draw and shoot. Or showing their impeccable aim. And yet the preview seems to capture that ability.
My favorite part though was hearing Elba say the words…
“I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I aim with my eye.
I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I shoot with my mind.
I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
I kill with my heart.”
Gave me chills hearing it.