The day every Stephen King fan has been waiting for has finally arrived!

Idris Elba. (Screengrab: YouTUbe)
Idris Elba. (Screengrab: YouTUbe)

Cape Town – Stephen King fans and movie buffs have been patiently waiting for the trailer of the film adaptation of The Dark Tower

Lead actors Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba teased fans with some back and forth smack talk on Twitter on Tuesday.

See it here:

And now Sony Pictures has finally released the first trailer for the movie. 

In the clip Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) discovers a gateway into another world where he meets the gunslinger Roland Deschain (Elba) and his enemy the Man in Black (McConaughey).

Watch the trailer here:

The film releases in SA on Friday, 4 August.