‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ Trailer: Kid From The Brothel Grows Up To Be King
Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 11:00 am
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 “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.
When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’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 legacy”¦whether he likes it or not.
Starring with Hunnam (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”) and Oscar nominee Law (“Cold Mountain,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley”) are Astrid BergÃ¨s-Frisbey (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) as Mage; Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “In America”) as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana (“Star Trek”) as Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon.
Guy Ritchie (“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films) directed the film from a screenplay is by Joby Harold (“Awake”) and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by David Dobkin (“The Judge”) and Joby Harold. The film is produced by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind,” “I Am Legend”), Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell (“Awake,” “Holy Rollers”), and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and “Sherlock Holmes” producers Steve Clark-Hall, Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram. David Dobkin and Bruce Berman are executive producers.
Ritchie’s behind-the-scenes creative team included two-time Oscar-nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“Gladiator,” “The Phantom of the Opera”), Oscar-nominated production designer Gemma Jackson (“Finding Neverland”), editor James Herbert (“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “Edge of Tomorrow”), costume designer Annie Symons (Masterpiece Theater’s “Great Expectations”), makeup and hair designer Christine Blundell (“Mr. Turner,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films), and Oscar-nominated VFX Supervisor Nick Davis (“The Dark Knight”). The music is by Daniel Pemberton (“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”).
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens in theaters on May 12.