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Who Will Draw King Arthur's Sword From the Stone? Take Your Pick

8 March 2010 1:32 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

As you know, Hollywood loves trends. Be it meteor movies, ant movies, Ninth Legion movies, Easter Bunny movies, volcano movies, Greek mythology movies, they know there's no project that's not awesome enough to do in twos, threes or fours. Now we may get competing King Arthur movies because everyone in L.A. woke up and read Morte'd Arthur.

According to The La Times, Sylvain White is currently negotiating to direct Pendragon for New Regency. Penned by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, the script is being described as "an origin story" that explains how Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot all meet in Camelot. I'm not sure how that's different from every other Arthur story ever written, filmed, or sung by troubadours but ok.

Naturally, that's not the only possible Arthur movie kicking around. Pajiba reported last week that Guy Ritchie is contemplating directing Warren Ellis' Excalibur for Warner Bros, which is »

- Elisabeth Rappe

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Sylvain White Considers Pendragon

7 March 2010 11:12 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Now we’re just beginning to suspect Merlin has arrived from Arthurian times and cast a charm spell: the number of King Arthur-focused film has being growing steadily in the last few weeks, and now there’s another possibility in contention – Sylvain White’s Pendragon.Or there will be if he signs. The La Times is reporting that the Stomp The Yard director (who has comic book adaption The Losers arriving this year) is circling Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy’s script, which appears to do for Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere and co what Star Trek did for Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise crew – offer a sort of origin story.Fox-based company New Regency has the script and if White signs on, this latest look at Arthur and the knights will be thrust into a development joust with Bryan Singer’s Excalibur remake and Guy Ritchie’s rumoured involvement in »

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Sylvain White To Helm "Pendragon"

7 March 2010 11:06 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sylvain White ("The Losers," "Stomp the Yard") is in negotiations to direct the early days of the Arthurian legend feature "Pendragon" at New Regency and Fox reports The Los Angeles Times.

Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy's penned the script which essentially is an origin story of Camelot and the the Knights of the Round Table including Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad and Merlin.

The story will have a youthful romance aspect mixed with the action which explains White's hiring. Michael A. Connolly will produce.

The project is not to be confused with the two "Exaclibur" projects in development at Warners - one with Bryan Singer, the other with Guy Ritchie. »

- Garth Franklin

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Sylvain White heading to Camelot for big-screen story of Pendragon

6 March 2010 6:25 PM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

King Arthur is popular in Hollywood at the moment, with the announcement of another project based on the semi-historical Dark Ages ruler.

Following yesterday's latest update on two Excalibur films in development at Warner Bros, the Los Angeles Times reveals that director Sylvain White (pictured) is in negotiations to make Pendragon, an "origin story of a sort, looking at characters like Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere as they meet at Camelot."

Sounds similar to the BBC's Merlin series. So far I'm not detecting must-see sparks of originality in any of these Arthurian projects.

Scripted by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, the project is at Fox-based production company New Regency.

The Pendragon name appears to have confused many film sites, who clearly don't know the story of King Arthur very well. The La Times' original report says: "The title is a reference to the medieval English term for 'chief dragon,' a euphemism for leader. »

- David Bentley

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Want Even More King Arthur? Get Ready For Pendragon

6 March 2010 6:26 AM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »

If you thought that it was confusing a few days ago when we reported that Guy Ritchie was developing a re-imagining of Excalibur at Warner Bros. (alongside Bryan Singer who is also developing a remake of Excalibur at er.. Warners) well here comes news that Sylvain White, the director of The Losers also has a King Arthur inspired film in development over at 20th Century Fox called Pendragon.

It’s all true – we’re not jousting. I mean jesting. Hey, that works too!

According to The La Times, White’s  film (which has been written by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy) is set to be a “prequel” of sorts that shows how Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere meet at Camelot.

Pendragon is medieval for Chief Dragon or King, which in the lingo of today means leader, boss or big cheese or as he’s known round these parts, Vic (Screen Rant Editor-in-Chief).

I can only assume, »

- Niall Browne

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When Arthur Met 'Pendragon'

5 March 2010 9:10 PM, PST | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

On Friday, we reported two King Arthur-based projects are in development, one with Bryan Singer attached, and the other rumored to have Guy Ritchie interested. Apparently, those aren’t the only Camelot-related tales in the works.

Indeed, not to be left out is Sylvain White’s upcoming Pendragon, which will also feature knights getting medieval with one another, only this one revolves around the first meeting between Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere. It’s intended to be a youthful romance, and White might be the ideal choice to direct; one of his earlier features was the teen drama Stomp the Yard.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Pendragon script is from writers Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy. Along with being an origin tale along the lines of J.J. AbramsStar Trek, it’s expected to include an action plot about the characters leading a fight against a Saxon invasion in 6th century England, »

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Losers Director Sylvain White in Negotiations for King Arthur Tale, Pendragon

5 March 2010 5:55 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The Losers hasn’t even released yet (April 23, 2010), but director Sylvain White has already lined up his next project and it appears he is preparing to go medieval, according to the La Times. The film, misleadingly titled Pendragon (nothing to do with dragons), is written by newcomers Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, and focuses on the origin story of the famous Knights of the Round Table. White is currently negotiating to board the project, setup at New Regency, and it would mark yet another movie in the fabled King Arthur lore.

For more on the film, including what that title means and some impressions, hit the jump.

The script from Shipman and McGreevy is said to be “an origin story of a sort” about the famous Round Table members, including Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, and King Arthur himself. Of course, this is tricky because debate still rages on about what is »

- Bill Graham

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This Loser Is Headed To The Round Table.

5 March 2010 4:13 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

The Losers director Sylvain White looks to have his next project all lined up. This time he's going from warriors with guns to warriors with swords.The La Times has more:The up-and-coming director, who was behind the camera for the April 23 hit-man action film "The Losers," is negotiating to take on "Pendragon," a story of knights and kings set in period England. (The title is a reference to the medieval English term for "chief dragon," a euphemism for leader.)The "Pendragon" script, from Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, is an origin story of a sort, looking at characters like Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere as they meet at Camelot. (Hey, if Kirk and Spock could do it....) White also directed "Stomp the Yard," so he knows a little about youthful drama and romance. Click Here to read the rest.Another origin story? I don't care how Arthur and Lancelot met. Besides, »

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Sylvain White in Talks to Direct Pendragon

5 March 2010 3:12 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sylvain White's new film The Losers will hit theaters on April 23 and it seems the director has lined up a new film gig. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that White is in negotiations to direct Pendragon.

The script was written by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, which will center on medieval characters such as Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere as they meet at Camelot. The title refers to an English term meaning "chief dragon," a euphemism for "leader."

No production schedule was announced for the film. »

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Sylvain White to Helm Pendragon

5 March 2010 | | See recent news »

Sylvain White, who directed upcoming The Losers , is negotiating to helm Pendragon , a retelling of the Arthurian legend. The spin involves providing the key Camelot characters -- Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad, et al. -- with origin stories. The script for the Phoenix Pictures project was written by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy. The film is set up at Fox-based production company New Regency. »

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