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‘The Dark Towers’ News & Update: Matthew McConaughey Chooses Stephen King's Novel Over ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Update Date: Jan 02, 2017 09:12 PM EST

Matthew McConaughey refused to have a role in the next "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" to accept the character of the Man in Black in Stephen King's "The Dark Tower." The "True Detective" star explained that he has his reason why he rejected to be a part of the Marvel movie's sequel.

In an interview with Playboy, McConaughey revealed that he doesn't want to feel like an "afterthought" joining "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." The 47-year-old star admitted that he indeed loves the film, but with its success, it only needs a big-name actor while. In "The Dark Tower," on the other hand, he described that its script is well written and he likes Nikolaj Arcel's take on it, ScreenCrush reported.

What McConaughey also loves in "The Dark Tower" is he could be the creator and author of his character adding a touch of his own version. The "Interstellar" actor went on to described the film as a fantastic thriller that is set in another world, in an "alternative universe that is very much grounded." He even admitted that he enjoys playing his character, like a devil having fun exposing the people's insincerity.

Meanwhile, according to The Wrap, the movie adaptation of King's novel, "The Dark Tower," will feature a combination of horror and fantasy to tell the story of The Gunslinger played by Idris Elba. Also known as Roland Deschain, he has taken a lifelong journey to find the Dark Tower, which has the main connection of the universe, before the evil attacks and destroys the tower that could end all's existence.

"The Dark Tower" will be co-financed by Sony Pictures and MRC written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. It is based on King's first novel from "The Gunslinger" series. However, the script will be rewritten by the Oscar-winning Danish filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen along with Arcel. The film is set to be released in July 2017.

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