Filming on Nikolaj Arcel’s “The Dark Tower” is in full force right now in locations as varied as South Africa and New York City, and after weeks of set photos and teases of Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain, we now have our first look at Matthew McConaughey. The Oscar-winning actor is playing the film’s villain, Walter Padick, an ageless sorcerer who wants to find the film’s eponymous tower so that he may rule over the world’s infinite kingdoms.
The movie is based on the hugely successful Stephen King series of the same name. Elba stars as the film’s heroic, revolver-weilding Roland Deschain. Additional cast members include Fran Kranz as Pimli, the right hand man of McConaughey’s character, as well as Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick and Tom Taylor. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer serve as producers.
Click here and here for the first set photos of McConaughey on the fantasy series’ New York City set. He’s got a pretty traditional villain look to him, and he’s certainly rocking the black that makes up his character’s evil moniker. “The Dark Tower” arrives in theaters on Feb. 17, 2017.