Guy Ritchie is about to deliver his own take on another English legend. Following his dalliance in Late Victorian London with Sherlock Holmes Ritchie and Co. are taking us back even further with Charlie Hunnam taking on the beard and mantle of King Arthur. Today a new trailer gave us a new look at what we’re to expect when the film is released on the 12th of May.
The song of the titular monarch has been sung often, however you can imagine that the director will bring his own sense of style and kinetic frenzy to proceedings. From what we’ve seen so far it has all this and more, with Hunnam providing a particularly grimy king.
Here’s the new trailer,
King Arthur Movie Trailer
King Arthur Movie 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 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.