A Legend Is Crowned
A lionhearted street-dweller discovers his blood runs blue as he’s thrust into an epic battle for freedom.
King Arthur is one of history’s greatest fables. From the bellowing voice of a bard to the wrinkled pages of a paperback, his story has reverberated throughout time. Regardless of how much truth lies at the heart of Arthur’s lore, his exploits remain a potent episode of storytelling. Now, Excalibur will once again be drawn from the stone, and a tale of heroism in the face of insurmountable odds will resurface.
After revamping Sherlock Holmes, director Guy Ritchie looks to reinvigorate King Arthur for contemporary cinemagoers. While it may seem an elementary task to assemble round table knights and thrust them into the warrens of war and glory, Ritchie has always been an idiosyncratic and engaging filmmaker eager to leave his unique mark on a tale.
Pacific Rim’s Charlie Hunnam straps on Arthur’s greaves to flesh out a brand new origins story. After unexpectedly discovering his royal lineage on the streets of Londonium, Arthur is thrust into the resistance’s battle against the tyrant Vortigern (Jude Law).
This is by no means your typical sword-and-board slog, but rather a robust and dynamic retelling that matches fury with fantasy. Will a forgotten king reclaim his crown?
Or will evil reign evermore?
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Eric Bana plays Arthur’s murdered father, King Uther Pendragon. The royal is forced to exile his young son when his brother, the power hungry Vortigern, seizes the crown.
Portrayed by Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, the fair maiden Guinevere is no longer a helpless damsel but rather a badass heroine with a penchant for magic.
Jude Law stars as the cold-hearted and all-powerful warlord. An affinity with the dark arts and a band of cruel deputies, the tyrant rules with an iron fist. Can Arthur finally loosen his brother’s grip on the kingdom?
Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou fills the hefty shoes of Bedivere, Arthur’s trusted right-hand man and a fearsome force to be reckoned with.