If you’ve watched any Guy Ritchie movies at all then you’ll know what to expect: wisecracking (usually Cockney) dialogue intercut with flashbacks; fast and slo-mo integrated in such a way that would have Zack Snyder nodding in approval, and of course, plenty of violence. And the first trailer for King Arthur: Legend Of the Sword has all of the above in spades.
Other than that, it’s hard to tell exactly how closely this will adhere to the original mythology of the Knights of the Round table. Aside from Charlie Hunnam’s Arthur, it’s tricky to be able to ascertain who’s who without IMDb at hand. Still, this has to rank as one of the most purely fun trailers we’ve seen come out of San Diego Comic-Con so far, so it has our seal of approval. Even if the name is slightly rubbish.
Below is the official synopsis for King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword:
Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to an original King Arthur epic, a sweeping fantasy action adventure starring Charlie Hunnam. Starring with Hunnam are Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Oscar nominee Jude Law, and Eric Bana. Ritchie directs the film from a screenplay by Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by Joby Harold. The film is produced by Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Lionel Wigram, Guy Ritchie and Steve Clark-Hall. David Dobkin and Bruce Berman are executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Weed Road/Safehouse Pictures Production, a Ritchie/Wigram Production. Slated for release on March 24, 2017, the film will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
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