There are certain classic characters like Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes and King Arthur that are constantly getting rebooted or modernized and, after tackling Sherlock for two movies, Guy Ritchie is taking on the latter with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Starring Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim’s Charlie Hunnam as Arthur, who in this version lives on the streets after his uncle Vortigern (Jude Law) kills Arthur’s father and takes over the kingdom. Having visions, Arthur pulls the legendary sword Excalibur from the stone it’s embedded in and gets drawn into a battle for the fate of the kingdom. The last big attempt at King Arthur on the big screen was the Clive Owen version that tried to “demystify” the legend and present a more realistic, gritty take but this version looks full on crazy with all kinds of magic and creatures and seems much more inspired by Game of Thrones but with lots of the Guy Ritchie trademarks that we saw in the Sherlock movies. It’s out in March next year and you can check out the trailer below.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.