Oh boy. #PeakTV has far from outpaced the core broadcast networks altogether, but darn it all, if mainstream TV doesn’t occasionally rely on laughably dated spins of a classic tale. This time around, FOX has in mind to re-envision the classic King Arthur legend as (what else) cop drama Camelot, with some surprising twists.
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.
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.
There have been various new 'King Arthur' projects in the works for a while now, but the latest incarnation will put Guy Ritchie behind the camera to kick off the first in a planned series of six films -- and they've just found their leading man: 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'Pacific Rim' star Charlie Hunnam has been crowned the king.