Friday, July 24, 2015

STUNNING FIRST PHOTOS OF CHARLIE HUNNAM AS KING ARTHUR IN GUY RITCHIE'S EPIC ADVENTURE MOVIE 'KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE' WITH JUDE LAW AND ERIC BANA

 KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE
FIRST EPIC PHOTOS OF CHARLIE HUNNAM AS KING ARTHUR
Today you can feast your eyes on the first photos of Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur from Guy Ritchie's medieval epic KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE which 'Entertainment Weekly' has put on their new cover. We can't really call it a movie on the famous legend, because they're quite shamelessly twisting it with Arthur being orphaned as an infant and raised by three prostitutes in the 5th century version of London, turning him into a street wise man who looks after the people living in his tiny corner of the world and rebels against a nasty tyrant!

JUDE LAW AND ERIC BANA
The movie, which will have fantastic elements too including massive snakes, war elephants and a Viking-like monster known as The Nemesis, and is scheduled to come out July 2016, also stars Jude Law as the main villain dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered Arthur's parents and stole his crown to become king. The movie, envisioned as the first part of the potential six movies franchise, will see Astrid Berges Frisbey playing a shadowy young woman named Guinevere. Eric Bana is Arthur's father King Uther Pendragon, while Djimon Hounsou is Bedivere, the man who teaches Arthur how to become a ruler. Annabelle Wallis and Katie McGrath, who played English royals on the telly, in TUDORS and MERLIN, will also star in the movie. If I got it right, soccer star David Beckham is also supposed to appear in the movie.

OLD CASTING CHOICES
It is interesting that over the years of planning, KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE: KING ARTHUR movie has changed tons of actors: originally Kit Harington was supposed to play Arthur with Joel Kinnaman as Lancelot, then Colin Farrel was meant as the lead actor with Gary Oldman as Merlin. Luke Evans and Karl Urban were also mentioned at some point as well as Alicia Vikander as Guinevere and Elizabeth Olsen too. Idris Elba was rumoured for Merlin, while both Henry Cavill and Jai Courtney even auditioned and had reading tests! 

22 comments:

  1. Charlie can turn those hypnotic bedroom eyes on me anytime; but I still won't trust him, hehehe. Still, I think he will make a fabulous Arthur. Hopefully they'll let his hair grow long again.

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    1. I actually only like him with the shorter hair :PP But you ladies always fall for the long haired dirty villain :)

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  2. Every time I see Charlie, I think of motorcycle gangs.

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    1. exactly... I also think of dumpsters because he always looks dirty...

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  3. Just say the word Arthurian and I'm in! He looks goooooood!

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    1. I knew we could lure you in with that code word

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  4. This has the potential to be really good.
    Lovin the boots:)

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  5. My eyes are feasting, all right. :D

    It's a different twist, but might be a fun adaptation for modern audiences. I'll certainly check it out.

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    1. let us hope that the new, if I may be so bold to say stupider, generations won't get overly confused with all the shameless twists on real history in all these epic movies and series

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  6. He is easy on the eyes, that's for sure but I hope his acting skills have improved. I will definitely be watching for this one. Love these kind of shows! Thanks for a great review

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    1. I hope so too, he hasn't impressed me in anything so far...

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  7. Katie McGrath probably won't have that big of a role this time.

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    1. a very short one, I think she will be one of the maidens...

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  8. Interesting. So is it really even Arthur then? Loosely based, I guess, like the new Bourne movies. Pictures look great.

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    1. Arthur from Londonium not from Camelot I guess :)

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  9. Wowza. He's handsome. :D I look forward to seeing this.

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    1. hope they give us an early trailer this year

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  10. You know I'm excited for this one! Short or long hair, I do love me some Charlie ;)

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    1. yep, I was hoping you wouldn't miss this post :) Glad you didn't :)

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