KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD
Warner Bros. has just released the first trailer for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming fantasy action story King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
The retelling of the classic story stars Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) as Arthur — a spiced-up, brothel-dwelling reimagining of the boy who would be king, who finds himself squaring off against his tyrannical uncle (Jude Law) when he discovers the truth of his royal heritage. (via Collider)
We're excited to watch Guy Ritchie's effort in taking on the Arthurian legend, keeping in mind that the filmmakers has directed films such as Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Sherlock Holmes. Classic film tales like Tarzan and Spartacus haven't been all that memorable, so it will be interesting to see if Ritchie’s style will be enough to leave a mark.
"The director's last few films have been hit and miss, outside of the Sherlock Holmes franchise. (which trades heavily on King Arthur co-star Law's chemistry with Robert Downey Jr.) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. flamed out. Rock N Rolla never really took off. The director is capable of bringing in crowds, but how interested are people in another Arthur story?" (Cinemablend)
The official synopsis reads:
Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to an original King Arthur epic, a sweeping fantasy action adventure starring Charlie Hunnam. Starring with Hunnam are Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Oscar nominee Jude Law, and Eric Bana. Ritchie directs the film from a screenplay by Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by Joby Harold. The film is produced by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Lionel Wigram, Guy Ritchie and Steve Clark-Hall. David Dobkin and Bruce Berman are executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Weed Road/Safehouse Pictures Production, a Ritchie/Wigram Production. Slated for release on March 24, 2017, the film will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Scripted by Joby Harold, Ritchie, and Lionel Wigram, the film also stars Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, and Aidan Gillen. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens in theaters on May 12, 2017.
Watch the new King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer below.
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