Guy Ritchie is a hit & miss filmmaker. When he’s on his A-Game, he delivers great stuff like “Snatch”, and “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels”. When he’s not, he gives us crap. I am sincerely hoping “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword” turns out in the former category. But from everything we’ve seen so far, it looks like a disaster. The first footage (the little snippets last year don’t quite count) has now landed and well… can’t say I’m too sold on this. There might be some fun to be had, but by and large the tone just feels off. Charlie Hunnam hasn’t been impressive in any of his big screen outings so far, and Jude Law runs the risk of going too OTT. Still, I’ll hold out judgement until the film is out. Tis then, am approaching this with caution.
Here’s the official synopsis: “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.”
“King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword” is scripted by Joby Harold, Ritchie, and Lionel Wigram, and also stars Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, and Aidan Gillen. It premieres 12th May.