The fires of passion, power and prophecy swirl in the brand new trailer for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword which has just debuted online.
Here’s the synopsis:
Running the back streets of medieval Londonium, Arthur Pendragon (Charlie Hunnam) is unaware of his royal lineage. Chancing upon the mythical sword Excalibur, the young street punk is drawn under its power and is pulled into a dangerous rebellion to overthrow tyrannical dictator Vortigern (Jude Law), the man who murdered Arthur’s father Uther (Eric Bana), and stole his kingdom from him. With the help of the beautiful and charismatic Guinevere (Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey), Arthur will have to learn to wield the power of Excalibur and rise to become the hero that his people rightfully deserve.
We’ve been waiting a long time for the release of Guy Ritchie’s sword and sorcery epic, and the cult filmmaker certainly appears to have delivered with a hard-edged tale of heroes and magic. Set to Led Zepplin’s classic rock ballad “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”, the new trailer showcases some amazing new footage such as a ruined Camelot, the formations of the round table and even teases the appearance of the Lady of the Lake.
Rising A-lister Charlie Hunnam has plenty of swagger in the new trailer and he sure knows how to swing a sword. While his Arthur is a stalwart man of action who is definitely not afraid of a fight, Hunnam also appears to inject a good amount of brooding patience into him, creating a character who is conflicted by a sudden destiny that beckons with the appearance of Excalibur.
In addition to Hunnam’s brooding Arthur we also get a deeper look into Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey’s Guinevere, who’s channelling some serious powers of prophecy, while Jude Law pulls off his role as uber tyrant King Vortigern particularly well, and the showdown between himself and Hunnam’s Arthur should prove to be a particularly intense battle of wills.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will be released in cinemas on May 11 in New Zealand and Australia, and on May 12 in the US and UK.