New ‘King Arthur: Legends of the Sword’ Trailer Goes All-In on Bonkers Fantasy Action

     February 20, 2017

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Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming fantasy actioner King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and it is just rocking the hell out with all kinds of nutty, fantastical action. The gritty retelling of the classic tale stars Charlie Hunnam as Arthur — a spiced-up, brothel-dwelling reimagining of the once and future king, who must battle his tyrannical uncle Vortigern (Jude Law) to reclaim his rightful throne.

This is so silly and I Just kind of love it. The music is right on the line of ridiculous, but it’s Ritchie so it works even though it shouldn’t. What’s really got me pumped up though is the gleeful playfulness and the full-tilt influx of fantasy weirdness. Ritchie’s criminally underrated The Man From UNCLE was a joyful, spirited spin on the spy genre and if Ritchie can do the same for the fantasy epic, I’ll be utterly thrilled.

Watch the new King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer below. Scripted by Joby Harold, Ritchie, and Lionel Wigram, the film also stars Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Eric BanaDjimon Hounsou, and Aidan Gillen. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens in theaters on May 12, 2017.

Here’s the official logline 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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