- Stephen King tweets to stars of "Dark Tower"
- Movie has been long in development
His reveal came in a familiar form for fans of the series, which launched with 1982's "The Dark Tower"; the tweet quoted the first line of that first book, referencing the novel's antagonist Randall Flagg (the man in black) and hero, Roland Deschain, the gunslinger in question.
Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey then responded to King's tweet, confirming their roles in the process.
Both Elba and McConaughey have been mentioned for the project for some months. The film will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel and produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins.
Sony picked up the project following original studio Universal pulling out in 2011.
The Dark Tower is scheduled for release in January 2017.
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