For several years an endless array of King Arthur movies have been in development but got cancelled before they made it in front of the cameras. Now one has passed that milestone as Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur is on set and to prove it, the director tweeted a pic of him ready for the shoot alongside his Arthur, Charlie Hunnam.
The film is the start of an ambitious franchise which, if it works out, will include at least six films, each concentrating on a different member of the Round Table.
We now have a few more details on the first film, with the official synopsis reading, ‘The bold new story introduces a streetwise young Arthur who runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur—and with it, his future. Instantly challenged by the power of Excalibur, Arthur is forced to make some hard choices. Throwing in with the Resistance and a mysterious young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern, who stole his crown and murdered his parents, and become King.’
Alongside Hunnam are Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as Guinevere; Jude Law as villainous Vortigern; Eric Bana as Arthur’s dad Uther Pendragon; Djimon Hounsou as Resistance leader Bedivere; and Aidan Gillen as Goosefat Bill. The movie is due out July 22, 2016.
First day on KORT. pic.twitter.com/JPv8esPDnu
— Guy Ritchie (@realguyritchie) March 10, 2015