WHO’S IN IT?

Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom), Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar), Tom Taylor (Broken Hearts), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Abbey Lee Kershaw (Mad Max: Fury Road), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Katheryn Winnick (Killers), Dennis Haysbert (Far from Heaven), Michael Barbieri (Spider-Man: Homecoming), José Zúñiga (Constantine), Alex McGregor (Spud), Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic), De-Wet Nagel (Safe House)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), director, writer; Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend), writer, producer; Jeff Pinkner (The 5th Wave) and Anders Thomas Jensen (The Duchess), writers; Brian Grazer (The Da Vinci Code), Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) and Stephen King (film debut), producers; Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road), composer; Rasmus Videbæk (Truth About Men), cinematographer; Alan Edward Bell (Water for Elephants) and Dan Zimmerman (The Maze Runner), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

11-year-old Jake Chambers (Taylor) happens upon clues to a world in another dimension called Mid-World, and soon finds himself whisked away there and under the protective guardianship of a lone Gunslinger named Roland Deschain (Elba). Roland is on a quest to reach the “Dark Tower”, a mythical structure that supports all realities, and prevent it from being used by sinister forces to take over all possible world, especially a devious sorcerer known as the Man in Black (McConaughey)…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s most popular series of books begins its ambitious shelf life – rumoured to also feature a TV series as well as additional films – with this grand and epic adventure film with effects and King-style plot twists galore.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 18TH AUGUST 2017