ByMichelle Siouty, writer at Creators.co

Principal photography has finally started on Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. Sony Pictures revealed during CinemaCon that director Nikolaj Arcel — who wrote the screenplay for the Swedish language version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo — has started filming, and King is already giving it praise.

The cast is absolutely superb, with Idris Elba as The Gunslinger, a.k.a Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey as the villainous Man in Black. Aaron Paul has long been rumored to be joining the cast as Eddie Dean.

The film isn't set to be released until January 13, 2017, ample time to prepare for the dark and gritty sci-fi Western.

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