— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 1, 2016
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Idris Elba will star as gunslinger Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey will play the villainous sorcerer the Man in Black. Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) actress as Tirana.
Stephen King said the film film does not adapt 1982’s The Gunslinger. Instead, it:
“starts in media res, in the middle of the story instead of at the beginning, which may upset some of the fans a little bit, but they’ll get behind it, because it is the story…..A lot of it takes place in our day, in the modern world.”
Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital ave given the project a Jan. 13, 2017 release date.