Monday, January 23, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD' EPIC ADVENTURE WITH JUDE LAW, ERIC BANA, CHARLIE HUNNAM

  'KING ARTHUR' NEW PICS
'LEGEND OF THE SWORD'
Now I must say I don't care for revisionism of classic stories and ancient myths, some things should never be messed with, and that counts for this one as well, but it is still an epic extrava- ganza and the spy must spotlight it as expected. Today you can enjoy new photos and a poster for KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, which should, starring Jude Law and Charlie Hunnam, storm into cinemas this May around the world!

FROM NOTHING COMES A KING 
The story will focus on his rise to becoming King whilst reworking the original tale into a sweeping fantasy action adventure. We're first introduced to a streetwise young Arthur who, raised as a kid by three prostitutes in the 5th century, runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur - and with it, his future. Instantly challenged by the power of Excalibur, Arthur is forced to make some hard choices. Throwing in with the Resistance and a mysterious young woman named Guinevere (Astrid Berges Frisbey), he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern (Jude Law), who stole his crown and murdered his father (Eric Bana), and become King.

JUDE LAW AND ERIC BANA
Directed by Guy Ritchie, this $100 million medieval epic will have fantastic elements too including massive snakes, war elephants and a Viking-like monster known as The Nemesis! Jude Law will appear in the movie 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 (which is highly unlikely given how many times the movie has been pushed and the lukewarm interest for it), will see Astrid Berges Frisbey playing a shadowy young woman named Guinevere. Eric Bana, who already played another English king Henry VIII, is Arthur's father King Uther Pendragon, Djimon Hounsou is Bedivere, who is Arthur's mentor in battles, Annabelle Wallis has gone from playing one of Henry's queens in Tudors to playing maid Maggie in this one, while Merlin's Katie McGrath is now maid Elsa after playing Lady Morgana in the BBC series. Millie Brady is Princess Katia, with Aidan Gillen also in the cast. David Beckham will have a small role in it too! Annie Symons, who worked on Da Vinci's Demons and Dracula epic TV series, made stunning costumes in this one as well! 

31 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

I am a fan of Guy Ritchie though!

mshatch said...

I like Guy Ritchie but I think I'm going to pass on this one. I like the Arthur I know.

DEZMOND said...

I don't like him always glamourizing criminals and gangsters

DEZMOND said...

me too

Lux G. said...

Movies are getting more and more epic. So thankful and excited for what the cinema world can offer the viewers in the coming years.

Arthur looks promising.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Not a huge fan of Guy Ritchie, but you knows I am a huge Charlie fan, so yes sir, I'll be catching this one. Hopefully a trailer instead of a teaser will be on the horizon soon!

Rog said...

I´m a fan of the Ritchie, Bana & Jude Law, but not a big fan of"neo-gothic/semi-medieval/heavy metal" movies... I always think the millions it cost would be better spent on something more down to earth. But that´s just boring old me!! lol Still, this looks like fun, so I´m sure to watch it! Cheers Dez!

DEZMOND said...

yes, but sadly these epic films usually go bad in US cinemas

DEZMOND said...

we had trailers, deary, just click on the label beneath the post and you will see all the previous posts on the movie, this is the latest teaser

DEZMOND said...

I love Jude and Bana too! I adore epics as well, but not when they mix it with modern themes and music and when Ritchie is trying to glamourize criminals and street gangsters

Weaver said...

Plenty of eye candy there, but I'm with you about revisionist storytelling. I've rarely seen it work out well.

DEZMOND said...

they need to stop it!

cleemckenzie said...

I wonder if they'll ever tire of re-telling these stories? I guess not.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

So sorry Jude Law is in this. After the success of Spy I wished he found a more popular film to be in. To me this film will either have very modest returns or tank completely. Plus why turn the Arthur story so much on it's head? If you want to do this madness go to Netflix not the big screen.

DEZMOND said...

not until Hollywood is hit by a giant quake or something

DEZMOND said...

but on the other hand he probably did have fun playing the nasty king, who doesn't want to wield some magic and wear uber cool royal capes?

Blue Grumpster said...

Rumor has it he wanted to glamorize you in his next flick. How's that for breaking news, eh? ;)

Blue Grumpster said...

But serieusly... who is Guy Ritchie?

DEZMOND said...

some twat stupid enough to once be married to that idiotic Demonna

DEZMOND said...

no Ritchie will ever get rights on my memoirs

Theresa Mahoney said...

Ah yes, I do now remember the others. So many movies I am looking forward too, brain farts have seem to set in lately lol

Blue Grumpster said...

Good moaning, Dezzzmeister. What's up?

Blue Grumpster said...

I guess I'll have to google both names. No idea who Demonna is. That Guy guy at least sounds familiar.

DEZMOND said...

it was a very long time ago, in the warm days of summer, methinks

DEZMOND said...

Madonna, duh

DEZMOND said...

just translating books of writers who wouldn't pass any class in my school, where's the first bridge?

Blue Grumpster said...

All the bridges are closed.

Blue Grumpster said...

Ah! that's why his name sounded so familiar. He was her toyboy.

DEZMOND said...

a cliff?

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

It's interesting to see Ritchie's interpretation for King Arthur :)

DEZMOND said...

glad you like it