Hollywood flick kicks off filming in SA

Cape Town – Shooting of the long-awaited Stephen King film adaption of Dark Tower has begun.

The movie which stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey is being filmed right here in the Mother City.

The novel is a mixture of horror and fantasy and tells the story of a gunslinger who has dedicated his life to locating The Dark Tower - which is the nexus of the universe - before evil invades and ends all existence by destroying it.

Elba will play the gunslinger and McConaughey will be playing the villainous man in black.

Joining Elba and McConaughey is Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick.

Best known for her roles in Bones and Vikings, Winnick's character in the film is to be revealed. 

The actress took to Instagram to post some behind-the-scenes pictures and some sightseeing. 

Another day bite's the dust.. #DarkTower #SouthAfrica #capetown #myownsoundeffectsadded

A video posted by Katheryn Winnick (@katherynwinnick) on

Touch the sky..#southafrica #blessed

A photo posted by Katheryn Winnick (@katherynwinnick) on

Let's do this.. Let the transformation begin.. #DarkTower #behindthescenes #gettingintocharacter #stephenking

A photo posted by Katheryn Winnick (@katherynwinnick) on

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