The legend of King Arthur has provided the world with a few movies, but not so many worth remembering. There are some stand-outs: First Knight, Excalibur and of course Monty Python’s take on the whole saga. The last time, though, anyone attempted a major movie about the mythical king, his knights and their famous table was 2004 – and that flopped badly.
Fortunately Guy Richie is on the job, perhaps hoping to bring the same dazzle to Arthur and co. as he did with Sherlock Holmes. Filming has begun on Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, the first of a reported six (!!) movies in this franchise. That seems a bit optimistic, but what do any of us know? Quite a few set photos of the same rocky patch with costumed extras and bored crew hanging around have surfaced on Joblo. Here’s a synopsis:
The bold new story introduces a streetwise young Arthur who runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur—and with it, his future. Instantly challenged by the power of Excalibur, Arthur is forced to make some hard choices. Throwing in with the Resistance and a mysterious young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern, who stole his crown and murdered his parents, and become King.
Last Updated: April 16, 2015