Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur (2016) | Guy Ritchie,Charlie Hunnam,Jude Law
Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur is an upcoming epic adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie and written by Joby Harold. The film stars Charlie Hunnam as Arthur. It is scheduled for a July 22, 2016 release.
Plot The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londonium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. He joins the rebellion and a shadowy young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to understand the magic weapon, deal with his demons and unite the people to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king
Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur
Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Guinevere
Jude Law as Vortigen
Djimon Hounsou as Bedivere
Eric Bana as Uther Pendragon
Mikael Persbrandt as Kjartan
Annabelle Wallis as Maid Maggie
Aidan Gillen as Goosefat Bill
Katie McGrath as Elsa
First Look at Sons of Anarchy Star Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur
Warner Bros. Delays Guy Ritchie's King Arthur to 2017
Warner Bros. has announced some changes to their release calendar, confirming that Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie has moved from its July 22, 2016 release date to February 17, 2017. The film was set to face 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course and Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek Beyond on its original date but will now go head-to-head with 20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner: The Death Cure and Sony’s Bad Boys III.
“I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland,” director Guy Ritchie previously told EW. “The two qualities make rather compatible bed companions. Unfortunately, they’re not interesting to watch. Luke Skywalker was always the most uninteresting character in Star Wars because he’s the good guy. Good guys are boring.”
“He’s a little bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. He’s a hustler,” Hunnam said of his version of the character. “He’s a street kid. There’s definitely a harder edge to him than people would imagine. It’s sort of classic Guy Ritchie stuff.”
Ambitiously planned to potentially span six films, King Arthur will offer a re-imagining of Arthurian legend. Believed to have been a 6th century King, Arthur defended Britain against Saxon invaders. The key source material for the film will be Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” published in 1485 as a compilation of French and English tales.
Guy Ritchie's King Arthur Movie Pushed to March 2017
Variety reports that Warner Bros. has pushed Guy Ritchie’s planned King Arthur movie Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur from its President’s Day release date of February 17, 2017 to March 24. This is the second time the studio postponed the project, having already moved it to February from July 22, 2016. With a cast including Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Honsou, Jude Law, Katie McGrath, and Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, the film is going to give a grittier edge to the classic tale of Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, in the same vein as Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood movie.
Warner Bros.’ strategy on this move seems unclear; studios usually swap a movie’s release date to either avoid conflict with another title that could easily crush them, or to give the production more time to do whatever needs doing. A change as slight as a month couldn’t make a huge difference in Ritchie’s production calendar, but then, there are no immediately apparent blockbusters that could scare them away from the February date. The only releases previously announced for February 17, 2017 were Bad Boys 3 and the next installment of the Maze Runner franchise, neither of which are guaranteed a huge payday. However, King Arthur will now open against Lionsgate’s Power Rangers reboot, expected to be a big earner for the studio. What all this rejiggering amounts to will only become clear once these films are actually released, however.
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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD Moves To A Prime Summer 2017 Date
Variety reported earlier this week that Warner Bros. has pushed King Arthur: Legend of the Sword from its former March 24th date back two months to May 12.
The potential franchise-starter will now face-off with James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which will be in its second week, and Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, which arrives the following week. While that doesn't seem ideal, it may turn out to be for the best as it previously would've had to take on more immediate competition with Power Rangers & Life opening the same weekend as well as holdovers Beauty and the Beast & Kong: Skull Island in their second and third weeks, respectively, and then, Ghost in the Shell the week after.