Guy Ritchie Shares A First Look At King Arthur

Update: The official synopsis has now arrived

Guy Ritchie Shares A First Look At King Arthur

by James White |
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If it weren’t for Charlie Hunnam standing in the image next to him, you might be forgiven for thinking that Guy Ritchie is referring to a film called KORT in this new Twitter image. But no, he’s not reporting from the set of a spin off from The Day The Earth Stood Still about Gort’s interior designer brother, it’s a look at the start of shooting on Ritchie’s latest, Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur.

First day on KORT. []( > > — Guy Ritchie (@realguyritchie) [March 10, 2015](

Hunnam stars as the titular head of the Round Table, with Astrid Bergès-Frisbey set as his Guinevere. Eric Bana is on to play Arthur’s father, Uther Pendragon, while Jude Law is locking down the role of the villainous Vortigern and Djimon Hounsou is in talks to be Sir Bedivere, one of Uther’s old comrades who takes Arthur under his wing.

And thanks to a release from the studio, we now know a bit more about the plot. Ready for a synopsis? "The bold new story introduces a streetwise young Arthur who runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur—and with it, his future. Instantly challenged by the power of Excalibur, Arthur is forced to make some hard choices. Throwing in with the Resistance and a mysterious young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern, who stole his crown and murdered his parents, and become King." So now you know. Though whether it'll cover the concern that strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of govenment remains a mystery.

Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt has just signed on for the film, which Ritchie and studio backers Warner Bros. are hoping will kick off a series of movies under the Knights Of The Round Table banner. With production now in swing, Ritchie will deliver the film for a July 22, 2016 release date.

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