What you need on a Monday morning is a new trailer for King Arthur. We’re serious. There’s nothing quite like a roaring ascension to pull the sword out of the your stone in the early morning. If Guy Ritchie made alarm clocks instead of films it would involve Jude Law turning up at your house to scream through your letterbox. This morning he’d be screaming the words NEW TRAILAAAHHHH.
Which is a roundabout way of saying there’s a new look at the latest big screen version of King Arthur. Ritchie’s take on Sherlock Holmes was a fun redressing of the Victorian detective with a playful use of kinetic camerawork, King Arthur looks no different. Looking closer at this trailer there’s all sorts of magic, mystical elements and massive elephants that seem to comprise every third film released in cinemas at the moment.
Here’s your new trailer. The film is set for release on the 12th of May.
King Arthur Movie Trailer
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 Bergès-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.