Stephen King's The Dark Tower First Footage To Debut In October

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First-look footage from Sony Pictures' The Dark Tower, a feature film adaptation of Stephen King's seminal series starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, will make its debut at the two-day entertainment festival EW Pop Fest, taking place October 29-30. There will also be "special guests" from The Dark Tower cast on hand for the event.

Aside from The Dark Tower stuff, EW Pop Fest will also feature "a live-reading of a never-before-seen Happy Endings episode from the cast of the beloved cult series, the cast of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend performing their musical mashups live, and a conversation between husband-and-wife YA superstars Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me) and Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)."

To check out all of the EW Pop Fest highlights, click here.

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 (Pacific Rim, Thor: The Dark World) stars as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar) as the Man in Black. The cast also includes Kathryn Winnick (Vikings), Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods), Abbey Lee Kershaw (Mad Max: Fury Road), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Tom Taylor (Legends), and Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Preacher).

The Dark Tower film is scheduled for release on January 13, 2017.