Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur Movie Reveals First Sneak Peek and ‘Bold’ Official Synopsis
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.
The first image from the set of the King Arthur movie comes from Ritchie himself, who posted it on his Twitter account. Humman appears alongside Ritchie in the image below, and he’s looking rather monk-ish.
Warner Bros. released the official synopsis today, and it definitely looks like Ritchie is putting his own spin on things, as usual. Arthur is a gang leader who unwittingly learns his destiny, and must face off with a villain named…Vortigern? That sounds kind of heavy metal:
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.
Absent from the press release was an actual title for the film, but Ritchie’s Twitter post uses the hashtag “KOTR,” indicating that it may still be titled Knights of the Roundtable. It’s been previously reported that Ritchie is hoping to launch a six-film franchise with the movie.