This week has been awash with release date switch-ups, the most major being Lucasfilm’s decision to move Star Wars: Episode VIII from a May release date to another Christmas-hugging slot closer to the date that brought The Force Awakens such staggering success. This move is expected to trigger a chain reaction of moves for big-name releases, with films strategically avoiding competitive weekends. Today brings news of another delay, though its placement appears unrelated to the Star Wars postponement.
Today in release date news: Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur has been pushed back from its 2016 slot to February 2017, with Warner Bros. trying to capitalize on the box office precedent set by another violent film directed by a white British guy. Meanwhile, the long-awaited Bad Santa 2 has been given an official 2016 release — just in time for next year’s holiday season.
It’s hard to make an exciting action movie when you refuse to break a sweat.
Oh boy. In true Guy Ritchie fashion, the director’s King Arthur movie is supposed to be a departure from the classic tales, featuring Average White Man Charlie Hunnam in the role of the storied hero. We were not aware, however, that the King Arthur movie is merely a ploy to sell hunky “Men of the Round Table” calendars to your aunts.
Just as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. portion of the WB panel ended at Comic-Con 2015, the extended trailer for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming action flick has arrived online. And it’s very extended — the new trailer features five minutes of action-packed footage from Ritchie’s big screen reboot of the classic series, starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.
Can Guy Ritchie work the same magic on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that he did with Sherlock Holmes (not the sequel, let’s not mention that)? After seeing the first trailer back in February, it seems possible, but even more so with the second trailer which just arrived today. Rather than modernize the classic ‘60s television series, Ritchie keeps things retro with this period action piece, and it looks like it could be kind of fun.
First announced as Knights of the Roundtable, Guy Ritchie’s next film features a cast that includes Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana and Djimon Hounsou. It now appears that the title may have changed, but we do have a couple of updates from the project: our first official look from the set of Ritchie’s King Arthur film, as well as an official synopsis, which describes the film as “bold”—you know, like Doritos.
Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of the popular 1960s NBC spy series ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ is very much a throwback to the classic spy movies. Whereas most modern spy movies, like ‘Skyfall’ or the upcoming ‘Kingsman’, do their best to distance themselves from the Roger Moore style, ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ actually embraces it. It’s even set in the 1960s. But, is there an audience for a good, old fashioned spy movie? Watch the new ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ trailer and see for yourself.
It’s been a little while since we’ve gotten a new Guy Ritchie film—three years, in fact–but the director is currently working on a film adaptation of the classic spy series ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ starring ‘Man of Steel’ Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. Today brings our first sneak peek at the upcoming film, featuring Cavill, Hammer, and co-star Alicia Vikander, which means a trailer should be coming along shortly.
‘Knights of the Round Table’ directed by Guy Ritchie, is scheduled to open in July of 2016. It’s already got Charlie Hunnam lined up to play King Arthur and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere. But there’s no Round Table without an evil square to battle against, a part that Variety says will likely be played by Jude Law, who is now “in negotiations” to co-star in the film.