Back during Comic Con we got the first trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and while it didn’t look as bad as some of the rumours said it might, it did look like it might be a bit silly and cheesy. However, a new promo has arrived which is much more intriguing, upping the fantasy elements and suggesting that Guy Ritchie’s attempt to do to King Arthur what he did to Sherlock Holmes – mixing modern sentiment and action with historical tales – might actually work quite well.
Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law and Eric Bana star in the movie, which will follow the King in ‘an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.”
The movie is set for release in May. The movie was originally set to be the start of a whole Knights Of The Roundtable franchise, with each movie focussing on a different knight. At the moment that’s been put on the backburner, but expect it to be resurrected is Legend Of The Sword is a success. If you didn’t catch the poster that was released a couple of days ago, click here.