As you may well know by now, The Dark Tower is deep into production, with shooting recently shifting to New York City. We have already seen plenty of photos of Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, but today new photos have surfaced from the set, offering our first look at Jackie Earle Haley as Sayre. While we don't know exactly where within the story this scene takes place, it's clear both Sayre and The Gunslinger are locked in an intense stand-off.
The photos, which surfaced from Just Jared, feature both Roland and Sayre entrenched in a gunfight, where, at one point, Sayre even rips off the door of a car to shield himself from The Gunslinger's attack. A closer look at the photos reveal that Jackie Earle Haley has a number of dots on his face, hinting that his face could be altered with CGI in post-production, but we don't know for sure. The scenes were shot last night in the Dumbo area of Brooklyn, New York.
In Stephen King's Dark Tower books, Richard Sayre is a high-ranking "can-toi," also known as The Low Men, who are humanoid creatures working for The Crimson King. In the books, he is always seen with a pool of blood on his forehead that never drips down onto his face, which could be what the CGI dots on his face are meant to represent. Sayre is also a member of the Somba Corporation in the novels, but, given the rumored changes being made in this adaptation, it isn't clear how faithful this character will be to the source material.
Last week, set photos surfaced which featured Idris Elba in possession of the Horn of Eld, which many fans speculate could mean that this movie isn't exactly an adaptation of the original novels, but a sequel to them. Stephen King has already confirmed that the movie will start out just as his first Dark Tower book did, with Roland Deschain giving chase to The Man in Black. The author's final novel ends as the first begins, with Roland chasing The Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), only this time he possesses the Horn of Eld, which had been missing for several years. We still haven't gotten confirmation that this movie adaptation is in fact a sequel to The Dark Tower books, but hopefully we'll get confirmation soon.
Nikolaj Arcell is directing from a script by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner, with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer producing. The supporting cast includes Abbey Lee, Tom Taylor, Michael Barbieri and Katheryn Winnick. Sony Pictures has set a February 13, 2017 release date for The Dark Tower, so stay tuned for more as production continues. In the meantime, check out the latest photos from The Dark Tower set below, and visit Just Jared to check out the rest.