Look at Those Guns! First Shots of Idris Elba as The Dark Tower’s Roland Deschain Emerge

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Guys, this is not a drill; Stephen King’s Dark Tower movie (reportedly to be followed by a series) is truly, finally happening and filming in Cape Town, South Africa has begun. Via TDM come the first photos of Idris Elba in (nearly) full on Roland Deschain costume. That pesky mobile phone might temporarily pull us out of the moment,

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but just look at those guns.

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Does he have spurs that might jingle our jangle? Jangle our jingle? RING MY BELL?

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That trademark coat:

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Words cannot express my gidd(yup)iness. Now, all we need is the other man…the one in black, that is. Bring it, McConaughey!

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Photos via/see more at TDM. The Dark Tower is directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and also stars Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Fran Kranz and Michael Barbieri. It’s slated for a February 2017 release.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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