Idris Elba Teases ‘The Dark Tower’ Fans With A Cryptic Image For The Upcoming Film
Idris Elba took to Twitter on Sunday and posted a cryptic image — that may have given fans a deeper insight into his Dark Tower character.
Idris Elba Teases ‘The Dark Tower’ Fans With Cryptic Image
Elba is playing the lead role of gunslinger Roland Deschain in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s series of Dark Tower novels.
The movie will be based on the first book in the series, titled The Gunslinger.
The film will be branded as a science-fiction fantasy horror and is directed by Nikolaj Arcel. Dark Tower tells the story of Deschain, a frontiersman knight who goes to battle with the villainous Man In Black, also named Walter Padick, played by Matthew McConaughey.
In March, Elba and McConaughey exchanged some fun banter with each other on Twitter — teasing fans with a subtle nod to the opening line in The Gunslinger: “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
“You have one new follower,” Elba tweeted to his co-star.
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 1, 2016
“Come and get me, I look forward to it,” McConaughey tweeted back.
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) March 1, 2016
Elba posted a mysterious image on Father’s Day, and provided fans with tidbits about his character’s mythology from the novel.
The picture says, “Remember the face of your father,” and Elba wrote, “I am Roland, son of Steven, son of Henry, true descendant of Arthur. And I have not forgotten.”
The film is set to release in 2017.