Robbed of his birthright, he came from nothing but he is the King and tonight Warner Bros. reveal a new second UK Trailer for King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword. Charlie Hunnam stars as the legendary mythical king in Guy Ritchie‘s epic fantasy, but he has no idea of that rightful heir to the throne.This version promises to spin the legendary tale of a young whose in a gang, loves to fun with ladies of the oldest profession in the world. In this latest trailer is all about the sword in the stone, when Arthur confronts Excalibur and pulls it from the stone. Is he finally realising he may have a heritage, a Royal one to be exact?!
Franchise on the cards? We think there is, but like many potential wannabe franchises the first movie has to prove it’s worth. On evidence of this new promo we might just have one of the craziest, ridiculously fun action fantasy movies for a longtime. The story may have been told over the years in many shapes and forms but, throw in some gritty, make our legend be a brothel loving young man that will spice up any story!
When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.
If you ever questioned music in movies, maybe this trailer’s use of Led Zeppellin‘s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” gives this another dimension. If anything we become more focused on what Mr Ritchie is trying to do here as in medieval movies can be dull. The acting is wooden and the only colour is usually in the actor’s clothing, we can see the acting style is different, and in a good way. If Ritchie can get the right balance he’ll be onto a winner here.
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword will now be released in the UK &Ireland on it’s new date of 12th May. Co-starring Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, and Eric Bana.