You may be hearing about this King Arthur movie today, but it’s been in the works for quite some time. Production on Guy Ritchie’s latest adventure wrapped some time back in 2015 and was supposed to be released here in 2016, until the film went through extensive reshoots, which included a title. That film was titled Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, which sounds like a completely different story from what the following trailer depicts. The new title is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and it looks like those reshoots may have paid off.
I think the first thing that needs to be said is that you need to know what you’re getting into with a Guy Ritchie film. His style is a very specific taste, with quick, funky cuts and editing. I for one enjoy his directing style, and although the King Arthur trailer looks like it could be his most over-the-stop one yet, I’m in. I don’t know how I feel about the magical / monster side of it all, but I like what I’m seeing from everything outside of that. And I don’t know what it is about Charlie Hunnam, but I buy any TV show or movie he’s featured in. Given the right script and opportunity, I think Hunnam can be a big star in the future, maybe Ritchie is just the guy to give that to him.
Being a different and bit excessive blockbuster take on a classic property like King Arthur, it definitely has a decent chance of bombing. But taking it as it is, the trailer had some good moments. The action looks awesome and how can you not enjoy a villain played by Jude Law? Throw a little Djimoun Hounsou and Eric Bana in there and you got quite a solid cast. Now all I can hope for is I feel the same way when I’m able to check it out next Spring.
Watch the new trailer below and let us know your thoughts on Guy Ritchie’s latest in the comments. Do you like his directing style? How about the much different take on the King Arthur story? How about Charlie Hunnam in the role? Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theaters March 24th, 2017 and stars Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimoun Hounsou, Annabelle Wallis, Aiden Gillen, and Eric Bana.