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(Cbr) Charlie Hunnam, star of "Sons of Anarchy" and "Pacific Rim," is in final negotiations for the title role in director Guy Ritchie’s "King Arthur" (aka "Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur"), Deadline reports. Warner Bros. is said to envision an epic six-movie fantasy retelling of the Arthurian saga, conceived by "Awake" screenwriter Joby Harold, who penned the first installment. Ritchie had been developing his own King Arthur project with his partner Lionel Wigram before boarding this film. Hunnam’s "Pacific Rim" co-star Idris Elba is in the running to play Bedivere, the right-hand man of Arthur’s father who becomes the young king’s mentor. "King Arthur" is set for release July 22, 2016. »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
“An order of noble knights combatting the forces of darkness. It says here that there are a thousand of you.” “They’ve all died.” Jeff Bridges plays a sole survivor of mystical warriors in Seventh Son, a film crawling with colossal creatures. A Legendary Pictures movie due out this winter from Universal, Seventh Son features otherworldly elements that are explored in a new trailer, poster and photos.
“In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar® winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.
- Derek Anderson
After a few release date shuffles, and one really fun looking trailer, marketing for Seventh Son is finally kicking back in. Today brings an all new trailer for the fantasy film, along with a poster to boot. Come inside to check them both out!
About this time last year, marketing on Seventh Son began in earnest and people were preparing themselves for the sword and sorcery film in October 2013...Then the film got pushed to January 2014. No big deal, but then all of a sudden Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. parted ways. The film was in flux and it was pulled from the release schedule (because no one knew what to do with it). Along came Universal Pictures who became Legendary's new partner and the film was given a new release date of February 6, 2015.
Many fans were disheartened by the fact the film was being pushed back by over a year and, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Legendary has granted us a new trailer and one-sheet for its upcoming release of Seventh Son, and we have the whole enchilada right here for you to chew on. Read on for the eye candy and details.
Seventh Son Release Details
In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.
- Steve Barton
Jeff Bridges stars as a warrior who travels across the globe to find the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes), whose incredible powers can defeat an evil queen (Julianne Moore). In addition, we also have a new poster for director Sergey Bodrov's fantasy adventure, co-starring Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Alicia Vikander and Djimon Hounsou, arriving in theaters February 6, 2015.
In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish »
"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam has apparently emerged as director Guy Ritchie’s choice and is said to be in final negotiations play King Arthur in Ritchie's film about the Arthurian legend at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Jamie Dornan was previously suggested as a potential candidate a few weeks ago, but his commitment to the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" franchise may have gotten in the way of his casting. If that report was true then it's an interesting bit of irony considering Dornan replaced Hunnam in the lead role in 'Grey'. It has also been reported that Henry Cavill and Jai Courtney read for the part.
- Garth Franklin
We’ve known for a while that Guy Ritchie has been trying to get his version of King Arthur going (though perhaps not as the six feature films originally intended). Things got a bit more real last month when Idris Elba was cast as a “Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.” Now it appears as though they may have cast Arthur himself in the form of Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy). In addition, Elizabeth Olsen (Godzilla, Martha Marcy May Marlene) is said to be the frontrunner for the female lead. The film was written by Joby Harold and will be produced by Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnel. Warner Bros. will be releasing the film in 2D and 3D on July 22, 2016. Hit the jump for more on Charlie Hunnam (and maybe Elizabeth Olsen) joining King Arthur. Per Deadline, Hunnam is in "final negotiations" for the role. Ritchie seems »
- Evan Dickson
Exclusive: Going into his seventh and final season as the prince of the motorcycle club in Sons Of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam will next have the opportunity to rise to king. Hunnam is director Guy Ritchie’s choice to play King Arthur in the epic Warner Bros project hatched by Joby Harold and intended to span six films. Harold wrote the first script and Akiva Goldsman is producing through Weed Road with Harold and Tory Tunnell through Safehouse Pictures, and Ritchie’s partner Lionel Wigram. Hunnam is in final negotiations to play the man who pulls the sword from the stone.
If you ever doubted whether Hunnam made the right call passing on playing Christian Grey in Fifty Shades Of Grey, well, this story then is mean to convince you he is in pretty good shape. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Elba will play Bedivere, Arthur's father's right-hand man, who teaches Arthur how to lead an army, in the film which will reunite him with the director of London-set crime movie RocknRolla.
The script of the film which is a reimagining of the story of King Arthur and his legendary knights of the kingdom of Camelot is written by Joby Harold and will be produced by Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell and Harold.. »
- Rahul Kapoor
The actor will portray Bedivere, who serves as the right hand man to Arthur's father, and is tasked with teaching Arthur how to lead an army. The title character has not been cast at this time, but testing for the coveted role will begin in August.
We reported in April that Warner Bros. has issued a July 22, 2016 release date for Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, a fantasy re-telling of the King Arthur legend that will be the first in a proposed six-movie series.
Guy Ritchie (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) is directing from a script by Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow), with the writer also serving as a producer alongside Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell. No production »
About three months ago it appeared that Guy Ritchie had firmed up King Arthur as his next project with the possibility of the tale stretching into six feature films (which sounds absolutely insane and near impossible to me, but whatever). There’s still no word on this six movie business (which at this point I’m taking as a sign that this will be a standalone film that will leave the option for sequels open). But now we have our first bit of casting news. Idris Elba is in talks to join the film, which was written by Joby Harold and will be produced by Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnel. Warner Bros. will be releasing the film in 2D and 3D on July 22, 2016. Hit the jump for more on Idris Elba possibly joining King Arthur. Per Variety, Elba will play a “Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.” The site »
- Evan Dickson
Warner Bros. has handed out a July 22, 2016 release date for director Guy Ritchie's King Arthur project. As of now, no other movies have been slated for that date, but it comes right between two 20th Century Fox movies, Ice Age 5 (July 15, 2016) and Planet of the Apes 3 (July 29, 2016).
Back in January, we reported that Guy Ritchie signed on to direct this fantasy re-telling of the King Arthur legend, which will be the first in a proposed six-movie franchise. Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow) wrote the script for this first movie, although no plot details were revealed.
The director was actually attached to this project back in 2010, when John Hodge was attached to write the script, but it fell apart when the studio focused its efforts on a similar project, Arthur & Lancelot, which has since been shelved.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures have set a July 22, 2016, release date for King Arthur, a big-budget retelling of the King Arthur Legend to be directed by Guy Ritchie. The film, which will be released in 3D and 2D, was penned by Joby Harold. Photos: 11 British Actors Invading Hollywood's 'It List' Ritchie is also producing along with his partner Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman via his Weed Road shingle and Harold and Tory Tunnell through Safehouse Pictures. Ritchie, whose next project to hit theaters will be The Man From U.N.C.L.E., has been working on a
- Rebecca Ford
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Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie is looking to develop an epic King Arthur story that will span the course of six movies for Warner Bros. The studio has been trying to get a King Arthur film into production for years, but it never went anywhere. Now they are looking to develop it into six films, which would be pretty incredible!
The script for the first film was written by Toby Harold, and he will also produce alongside Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell, and Lionel Wigram. One of the earlier versions of the script was written by John Hodge (Trainspotting) and it was be based directly on Thomas Mallory's 15th century work Le Morte d'Arthur, which was divided into eight different books. Ritchie was previously attached to that project as well before it fell apart. The fact that Mallory's stories are basically the definitive source material for the legend of Arthur, »
- Joey Paur
Hands down one of my favourite directors of all time, Guy Ritchie might well be looking to set up a new franchise with Warner Bros., with the now-frequent collaborators reportedly looking to launch a King Arthur adaptation.
Deadline reports that, after numerous attempts from Warner Bros.’ part to get the film off the ground, Ritchie is now looking to make the movie, which is a very ambitious project for the studio with the potential to launch a long-lasting new franchise.
The movie is set to be a tentpole fantasy retelling of King Arthur, intended to span an impressive six films.
The first script has been written by Joby Harold, writer/director of the crime-thriller, Awake, and more recently executive producer on this year’s Tom Cruise- and Emily Blunt-led blockbuster, Edge of Tomorrow.
Ritchie and producing partner Lionel Wigram had previously been developing a version based on the »
- Kenji Lloyd
Warner Bros. Pictures is having another go at making a "King Arthur" film after several failed attempts, this time though the plan is more ambitious.
Guy Ritchie, who was linked once before, is again said to be in the director's chair for this big-budget fantasy retelling of the Arthur legend.
Ritchie and Wigram previously developed a version which fell apart when David Dobkin's "Arthur and Lancelot" looked much closer to production. Ultimately that project never came to fruition due to the expense involved.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Nearly four years after director Guy Ritchie first became attached to direct a new King Arthur movie for Warner Bros., the project is coming together once again, with the studio eyeing a six-movie franchise.
The original project was written by John Hodge, but it fell apart when Warner Bros. focused its efforts on a different King Arthur project dubbed Arthur & Lancelot for director David Dobkin. Arthur & Lancelot once had Joel Kinnaman and Kit Harington attached to star, but it was shelved when the studio deemed that the $130 million budget was $20 million too high. The studio tried to revive the project again in 2012, when Colin Farrell was attached to star, but we haven't heard anything about Arthur & Lancelot since then.
What.s going on at Warner Bros. isn.t very different from what.s happening at every studio. Basically, everything is a franchise, and everything must be stretched to multiple films that allow for one tentpole per year, at the very least. The WB had series. like The Hangover, The Matrix and The Dark Knight reach logical conclusions, but that era is over. Now, everything is a franchise, and the next one is King Arthur, a legend that, for the first time, will be called "interminable." Deadline claims that Guy Ritchie is looking to relaunch a previously-abandoned fantasy retelling of the King Arthur legacy, one that Ritchie, producer Lionel Wigram and writer John Hodge (Trainspotting) departed years ago due to a competing project. This time, the pitch is from writer Joby Harold, an executive producer on the upcoming Edge of Tomorrow who has a number of projects in gestation. This »
Guy Ritchie is currently in production on the massive big-screen adaptation of the TV show The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but it looks like he’s already setting his sights on something even bigger next. The Lock, Stock and Snatch helmer is looking to at least helm the first in a proposed series of six films over at Warner Brothers, the studio where he found huge success with the Sherlock Holmes films.
The first film is written by Joby Harold (Awake), and revolves around the legend of English knight King Arthur, a character that has featured in many movies, most recently in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced film of 2004 starring Clive Owen as the title character. Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman is producing the new film alongside Ritchie’s partner Lionel Wigram.
Warners have been wanting to get an ‘Arthur’ project off the ground for many years, and even the likes of Kit Harington, »
- Paul Heath
Director Guy Ritchie is looking to kick off another franchise at Warner Bros., and this is one that the studio has been trying to get off the ground for years. If you’ll remember, Warner Bros. developed a take on the King Arthur legend called Arthur & Lancelot a couple of years ago with David Dobkin (The Change-Up) attached to direct. The project went so far as to cast Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) in the lead roles, but WB pulled the plug when the budget got two high. It looked as if things might pick up when Colin Farrell then entered talks to take on a lead role, but that casting didn’t work out and Dobkin went on to direct Robert Downey Jr. in the upcoming drama The Judge. Now Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie is looking to revive a King Arthur film at the studio, »
- Adam Chitwood
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