The legend of King Arthur is retold in this huge blockbuster movie directed by Guy Ritchie.
Director Guy Ritchie exploded onto the scene with his first film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in 1998. The film made a lot of big names out of some of its stars including the director.
Things could’ve been very different, the film almost went straight to video and if it wasn’t for the actions of Tom Cruise, history would tell a different story.
Guy Ritchie’s second film was another London-based gangster tale entitled Snatch, famously starring Brad Pitt as the bare-knuckled fighting traveller.
Since then he’s directed a few films which didn’t make that much of a noise before returning with the successful Sherlock Holmes films starring Robert Downey Jr. and more recently the remake of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
In his latest film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, a young Arthur is denied his birthright when his father is murdered and his Uncle takes control of the country.
Arthur grows up in the backstreets and alleyways of Londinium and it’s only when he manages to retrieve Excalibur from the stone that he realises his true potential.
Title: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Release | US: 12th May | UK: 12th May | World: IMDb
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.