British thespian Charlie Hunnam and cult filmmaker Guy Ritchie are ready to bring the legend of King Arthur back to the big screen in an action-packed, rock n’ roll epic of a movie.
The final trailer for the long-awaited King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is finally here, and promises fans one hell of a good time.
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.
Packed with energy, tension, and some brutal action set pieces, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword takes the traditional character of the noble King Arthur and completely flips it. This fresh take finds the young Arthur not raised as a prince, but the adopted son of three prostitutes who grows up to become a street-smart hood. But no man can escape destiny, and soon Hunnam’s Arthur comes up against his tyrannical uncle King Vortigern (Jude Law), and the stakes are raised for a brutal battle for the control of the throne.
The film recently earned buzz at this year’s CinemaCon, where Hunnam also received the award for Male Star of the Year. With a great slate of releases including James Grey’s The Lost City of Z, and the upcoming seminal prison break film Papillon, 2017 is going to be a great year for Hunnam.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword arrives on May 12 in the US and UK, and on May 18 in New Zealand and Australia.