In January, Warner Bros. put their medieval adventure Arthur & Lancelot on hold, even though the cast was coming together, a March 15th, 2013 release date was set and it was preparing to shoot this spring. It was assumed that this was the end for the movie, but now Variety reports that Colin Farrell is in talks to star as one of the title characters in a revived version of the flick.
Kit Harington and Joel Kinnaman were previously attached to star, but both actors had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts once the project was put on hold (and it’s said Warner were slightly reticent about the duo’s lack of star power, which was one of the reason they put the film on hold). It isn’t known which of the title characters Colin Farrell will play.
David Dobkin is directing Arthur & Lancelot from his own screenplay. Little is known about the story, although it is said to be an action epic in the vein of Braveheart. Although the project is moving forward once again, it still isn’t known when shooting may start, or when Warner Bros. is targeting Arthur & Lancelot for release. It also isn’t known what happened to the $90-$130 million budget that Warner balked at first time around.