If, three or so years ago, somebody had said to you, “Hey, Guy Ritchie – you know, the bloke behind the Robert Downey Jnr Sherlock Holmes films – well, he’s going to directing a version of the legend of King Arthur,” we bet images closely resembling the trailer below would have flashed through your mind. Apart from, perhaps the brief trip to Skull Island (above) – we don’t remember that in Le Morte d’Arthur.
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword stars Charlie Hunnam in the title role (Arthur, not the sword) and Jude Law as Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, who unlawfully seizes the crown for himself. 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.
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is set for a UK release on 12 May.