A new UK trailer has arrive for Guy Ritchie's reimagining, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Drawing from numerous sources of legend and literature surrounding the British figure of medieval histories and romances, Ritchie's take on the King Arthur story stars Charlie Hunnam as the eponymous monarch.With King Arthur preview screenings selling out at the box office, Ritchie and Warner Bros. Pictures are aiming to recreate the success of their previous collaborations, including the Robert Downey Jr.-headlined Sherlock Holmes films.
Serving to tell the origin story of Hunnam as the young Arthur, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword promises a wholly original take on the well-worn English myth that will undoubtedly take more than a little creative license with its source narrative. Backed by the incongruously booming strains of Led Zeppelin's "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", the new UK trailer for Ritchie's adaptation further promises an off-the-wall interpretation of the classic Arthurian legend.
The King Arthur UK trailer (see the video above) provides moviegoers with another thrilling glimpse at the thrill ride adventure soon to come in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword proper. Hunnam and Jude Law (as the film's villain) look to be more than worthy adversaries in the roles of young Arthur and the mad tyrant Vortigern respectively, and with any luck the rest of the cast and crew will fulfill their roles with just as much gusto and presence.
Arthurian legend has long been a staple of medieval fantasy epics on the big screen in the past, and as such King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will undoubtedly be compared to such wildly contrasting contemporary classics as the 1981 John Boorman drama Excaliber, the 1967 musical comedy Camelot, and even the cult-classic satire Monty Python and the Holy Grail from 1975. As such, Hunnam will have quite the sizable pair of shoes to fill in the role of King Arthur, but with any luck Ritchie will manage to guide him and the audience through the material with relative ease.
Based on all of the footage released thus far, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword should provide for a fun fantasy-romp for those familiar with the classic Arthurian legends, as well as general moviegoers hoping for a more lighthearted medieval epic compared to the likes of Game of Thrones on television. Question is, will Legend of the Sword fly high or fall hard at the box office, having to compete with the second weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
- King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) release date: May 12, 2017