Idris Elba Appears as The Gunslinger on The Dark Tower Set

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This weekend, The Dark Tower moved from South Africa to New York City, allowing fans and paparazzi to get looks at Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and their first look at Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg.

You can check out the latest images of Elba below, via JustJared's Twitter account. This isn't the first we've seen his take on the character, but as production rolls along, expect to see more and clearer shots of the hero.

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The film stars Idris Elba stars as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black. The cast also includes Kathryn Winnick, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley.

The film is finally in production after years stuck in development hell, including a version that almost came to be that would have seen it span both TV and movies.

The Dark Tower film is shooting now for a January 13, 2017 release.