Tuesday, February 28, 2017

From Nothing Comes a King: With a little help from Led Zeppelin


Somewhere during the past week, a new trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword was released. The film stars Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur with Jude Law as Vortigern and Djimon Hounsou as Sir Bedivere.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film is a fresh, stylized, battle-heavy, bloody take on the story of the sword in the stone, more than helped along by Led Zeppelin’s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”.  It’s an exciting addition as the driving force of the trailer, hard to tell whether that same sensibility will be at play in the entire film. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is set for release on May 12.

Here’s the official synopsis from Warner Brothers
“When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.”



Great-looking and arresting visually but based on this trailer, a little too violent for me. Will you be watching?

Charlie Hunnam also headlines the upcoming The Lost City of Z  and the remake of the Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen classic Papillon. That’s one I’m eager to see.

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