By now we should all be familiar with Guy Ritchie‘s visually epic retelling of King Arthur. But just in case the previous trailers have flown under your radar, Warner Bros. has just dropped a new trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword starring Charlie Hunnam as the boy who would be king.
Yup. This is no ordinary story about King Arthur. The film centers on our title character born into royalty only to live in a brothel after his father was betrayed by one of his most trusted men. Check out the full trailer below.
Arthur’s father being murdered by his uncle, Vortigern (Jude Law), isn’t entirely surprising. But it does make for a compelling story. Other than that, there is nothing new about this trailer. That is if you haven’t watched any of the previous ones. Still, some of the new footage that is there highlights all the stylized action we will be seeing in the upcoming film. So one thing is for sure, this isn’t your traditional telling of King Arthur. Hopefully, that is enough to draw audiences into the theaters.
The film also stars Astrid BergÃ¨s-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, and Eric Bana.
Here’s the synopsis:
Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure â€œKing Arthur: Legend of the Sword.â€ Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthurâ€™s journey from the streets to the throne.
When the child Arthurâ€™s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthurâ€™s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacyâ€¦whether he likes it or not.
Starring with Hunnam (FXâ€™s â€œSons of Anarchyâ€) and Oscar nominee Law (â€œCold Mountain,â€ â€œThe Talented Mr. Ripleyâ€) are Astrid BergÃ¨s-Frisbey (â€œPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesâ€) as Mage; Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (â€œBlood Diamond,â€ â€œIn Americaâ€) as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen (HBOâ€™s â€œGame of Thronesâ€) as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana (â€œStar Trekâ€) as Arthurâ€™s father, King Uther Pendragon.
Guy Ritchie (â€œThe Man from U.N.C.L.E.,â€ the â€œSherlock Holmesâ€ films) directed the film from a screenplay is by Joby Harold (â€œAwakeâ€) and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by David Dobkin (â€œThe Judgeâ€) and Joby Harold. The film is produced by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (â€œA Beautiful Mind,â€ â€œI Am Legendâ€), Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell (â€œAwake,â€ â€œHoly Rollersâ€), and â€œThe Man from U.N.C.L.E.â€ and â€œSherlock Holmesâ€ producers Steve Clark-Hall, Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram. David Dobkin and Bruce Berman are executive producers.
Ritchieâ€™s behind-the-scenes creative team included two-time Oscar-nominated director of photography John Mathieson (â€œGladiator,â€ â€œThe Phantom of the Operaâ€), Oscar-nominated production designer Gemma Jackson (â€œFinding Neverlandâ€), editor James Herbert (â€œThe Man from U.N.C.L.E.,â€ â€œEdge of Tomorrowâ€), costume designer Annie Symons (Masterpiece Theaterâ€™s â€œGreat Expectationsâ€), makeup and hair designer Christine Blundell (â€œMr. Turner,â€ the â€œSherlock Holmesâ€ films), and Oscar-nominated VFX Supervisor Nick Davis (â€œThe Dark Knightâ€). The music is by Daniel Pemberton (â€œThe Man from U.N.C.L.E.â€).
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens in theaters on May 12.