This is not your classic King Arthur story. Nope, "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" is Guy Ritchie's typically bonkers take on the medieval tale of the sword in the stone, knights, and the Lady of the Lake.
A new trailer dropped yesterday, the first good look at the movie since a teaser reel at last summer's Comic-Con. And it's a Ritchie-esque as anything the director's ever done, very stylized and very violent.
Charlie Hunnam stars as Arthur, the lost son of the previous king, who returns to challenge his uncle (Jude Law) for the throne. What follows are some epic battles, slowed-down hand-to-hand combat, and even winding street chases.
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"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" also stars Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, and Aidan Gillen, and opens in theaters on May 12, 2017.
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After the murder of his father, young Arthur's power-hungry uncle Vortigern seizes control of the crown. Robbed of his birthright, he grows up the hard way in the back alleys of the city, not knowing who he truly is. When fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword from stone, Arthur embraces his true destiny to become a legendary fighter and leader. Read More