Guy Ritchie directing new King Arthur movie

11 April 2014

New take on the legend lands in 2016.

Guy Ritchie is set to direct a new version of the King Arthur legend, and a release date has been set for 2016.

The project has been floating around in development for some time. Ritchie has been in various negotiations with studio Warner Bros. since 2010.

Joby Harold will write the screenplay, following an abandoned script by Trance writer John Hodge.

The famous English King is hardly a stranger to the big screen; Wikipedia lists around a hundred movies based on the Arthurian legend.

One of the most recent incarnations appeared in 2004 with Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur. Clive Owen took on the title role.

Ritchie’s take is set to be inspired by the 15th century text Morte D’Arthur, which includes magical fantasy elements.

The new King Arthur is set to be released in July 2016.

[Source: Variety]