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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:42 pm 
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Guy Ritchie and Warner Bros. Consider Six-Film King Arthur Franchise

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January 27, 2014

It was back in 2010 when word first broke that Sherlock Holmes and crumpledung helmer Guy Ritchie was interested in bringing to the big screen a faithful adaptation of Arthurian legend. Although the project seemed to fall by the wayside, Deadline today reports that attempts are being made to get it back on track and that plans for a franchise based on King Arthur's exploits may ultimately become six separate feature films.

Joby Harold has drafted the script for the first film and will produce alongside Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell and Lionel Wigram. An earlier iteration of the project was to feature a screenplay by John Hodge (Trainspotting) and was to be based directly on Thomas Mallory's 15th century work "Le Morte d'Arthur" (which itself is divided into eight different books). As Mallory's compilation of tales is pretty much the definitive source material for Arthurian legend, it's a good bet that Harold's screenplay is similarly influenced.

Ritchie's next, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant and Luca Calvani and is planned to hit theaters later this year.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:59 am 
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Guy Ritchie's King Arthur to Arrive July 22, 2016

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April 10, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures has set Guy Ritchie's King Arthur for release on July 22, 2016. The project is said to be a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, with the primary influence being Thomas Mallory's "Le Morte d'Arthur," published in 1485.

Scripted by Joby Harold, King Arthur is the first film to claim that particular release date, arriving one week after 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios' Ice Age 5 and one week before Matt Reeves' untitled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel.

Ritchie's next film, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., meanwhile, is scheduled for release on January 16, 2015. It stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant and Luca Calvani and adapts for the big screen the classic 1960's spy series.


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 Post subject: Re: Guy Ritchie's King Arthur
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:41 pm 
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Idris Elba in Talks to Join Guy Ritchie's King Arthur

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July 21, 2014

Idris Elba ("Thor" movies, "Luther") is in talks to join Guy Ritchie's King Arthur movie at Warner Bros. Pictures, reports Variety.

The trade says the actor would play a Merlin-like figure who trains and mentors Arthur.

Already scheduled for a July 22, 2016 release, the film was written by Joby Harold, who is producing with Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell.

The role of Arthur has not been cast, but tests for the role are expected to start the first week of August.


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Jude Law Takes Villain Role in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur Epic

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November 14, 2014

Jude Law has, according to a story today at Variety, signed on to play the unnamed villain at the center of Guy Ritchie's King Arthur. The trade also notes that Idris Elba, previously eyed to play a Merlin-like character, is no longer involved with what is tentatively planned to be a six film franchise.

Law previously appeared in both of Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films. In King Arthur, he joins Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) in the title role with Astrid Berges-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) set to play Guinevere.

Already scheduled for a July 22, 2016 release, King Arthur is written by Joby Harold, who is producing with Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell and Ritchie himself. Cate Adams and Niija Kuykendall are overseeing for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow.


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Knights of the Round Table Finds King Arthur’s Father in Eric Bana

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February 11, 2015

Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table (formerly King Arthur) has added Eric Bana to its cast. According to a report today from Variety, the Deliver Us From Evil star will play Uther Pendragon, the father of Charlie Hunnam’s once and future king. He joins a cast that also includes Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere with Jude Law still in talks to play the film’s antagonist. Djimon Hounsou’s was previously said to have been cast as a Merlin-like figure, but his name is mysteriously absent from the trade.

Ambitiously planned to potentially span six films, Knights of the Round Table will offer a re-imagining of Arthurian legend. Believed to have been a 6th century King, Arthur defended Britain against Saxon invaders. The key source material for the film will be Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” published in 1485 as a compilation of French and English tales.

Bana, whose credits include films like Hulk, Munich and Star Trek, can next be seen in The Finest Hours opposite Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Chris Pine and Holliday Grainger.

Already scheduled for a July 22, 2016 release, King Arthur was written by Joby Harold, who is producing with Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell and Ritchie himself. Cate Adams and Niija Kuykendall are overseeing for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow.


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