“The war is over, gunslinger,” says the Man in Black — a purrier-than-usual Matthew McConaughey in this case — and thus begins the first footage ever seen from Sony Pictures’ adaptation of the Stephen King saga The Dark Tower.
But really, it looks more like a war is just beginning.
Many years in development, this first look came Monday during Cinemacon, the annual gathering of cinema owners from around the globe and Hollywood studios who come to Las Vegas to show their wares.
The two minutes or so played like a trailer, showing scenes from the epic, era-spanning post-apocalyptic story that King began in the early 1980s. McConaughey plays the Man in Black, a timeless villain who seems in the film version to have … the Force? …