San Diego Comic Con is where studios give sneak peeks and the opportunity for actors and directors to reward eager fans with glimpses of their future projects. Warner Bros had many high profile presentations last summer, including the entire cast of the Justice League, new sizzle reels, and they also revealed their new reboot for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
For the presentation, there were no bells and whistles. Just actor Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) on stage with a microphone, having a laid back conversation with the event’s moderator, Conan O’Brien. The sparse production contrasted the bombastic action and cinematography that was presented in the actual footage from King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The trailer he presented was kinetic, but didn’t exactly win over the audience.
Today, WB released the full official trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and it finally looks as if all the pieces have fallen together for Guy Ritchie’s (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrel, Snatch) latest attempt. The movie stars Hunnam, Jude Law, Aiden Gillian, Djimon Hounsou, and Eric Bana. The newest sizzle reel gives audiences a great feel of the story and tone of the newest reinvention of King Arthur’s legendary tale. It looks like realism and fantasy will be used to bring the Excalibur mythology to life and at the very least, it will be an unique attempt. Check it out.
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.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens on March 24th, 2017.