‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Trailer: It’s All About The Action And Machismo
Warner Brothers has released the latest trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s retelling of the Arthurian mythos, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The trailer is brimming with action, including explosions and city-wrecking creatures. The movie will star Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Eric Bana.
The trailer offers a Game-of-Thrones vibe, and in fact, Ritchie was indeed inspired by the fantasy TV series. In an interview, Ritchie revealed, “[Game of Thrones] turned it into an exciting genre, so it’s trying to find a voice within the genre…[They] came up with their own voice, and they stuck to it. It was bold and identified. So it was me trying to find a version of that, a PG version.”
The Arthurian myth has already been adapted by countless directors, including T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, and Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon. With so many past adaptations, Ritchie was free to interpret the myth with great freedom.
And with heralded films like Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Sherlock Holmes under his belt, Ritchie is facing some high expectations with his new film.
The highly-anticipated Australian-American adventure drama is set for release on May 12, 2017 in both 3-D and conventional formats.