First Trailer for KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD Starring Charlie Hunnam

Does there need to be another movie about King Arthur and his Knights of the round table? No. Do I mind that there is another King Arthur movie coming out that stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and is directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RockNRolla, Sherlock Holmes)? Not at all. In fact, it is for this reason that I am excited to see what this new iteration of the classic character holds. It is clear from this first look trailer that this is undoubtedly a Guy Ritchie movie as the grittiness and the obviousness of the editing is front and center. Though there is little given about what quest or adventure this particular story might tell the trailer does a good job of highlighting the familiar beats of the legend we've all heard and seen versions of before while at the same time making the more modern tone and approach to the material very apparent. More than anything else it seems like the cast is having a grand time playing on these tropes for which their characters have been recognized by for years and both upending them as well as elaborating on them. This looks to be especially true of Jude law's Vortigern AKA the guy who killed the titular characters father and brother. As with Kong: Skull Island it seems as if something like an epic King Arthur film should debut in the midst of the summer movie season, but with an early March release the third month of 2017 is shaping up to be a fairly major one. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword also stars Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, and opens on March 24th, 2017.

Synopsis: Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to an original King Arthur epic, a sweeping fantasy action adventure starring Charlie Hunnam. Starring with Hunnam are Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Oscar nominee Jude Law, and Eric Bana. Ritchie directs the film from a screenplay by Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by Joby Harold. The film is produced by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Lionel Wigram, Guy Ritchie and Steve Clark-Hall. David Dobkin and Bruce Berman are executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Weed Road/Safehouse Pictures Production, a Ritchie/Wigram Production. Slated for release on March 24, 2017, the film will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

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