After 10 years of development, “The Dark Tower” is at last headed to the big screen. The first trailer previews a stormy adaptation of Stephen King’s series about an 11-year-old adventurer (Tom Taylor) whisked to another dimension, where he becomes involved in a plot to save the world. Idris Elba plays the Gunslinger, who is on a quest to stop the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) from destroying the titular tower.
J.J. Abrams was attached to direct when the movie was first announced in 2007, then Ron Howard took over, and now Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel (”A Royal Affair”) is steering the ship. “The Dark Tower” opens Aug. 4.