Back in August we reported that director Bryan Singer was set to direct a Warner Bros. remake of John Boorman's 1981 film Excalibur and now, with development slowing on that project, Warner Bros. has commissioned another. Pajiba is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a much different Excalibur project and Guy Ritchie is attached to direct.
Unlike the Singer project, which was said to be a straight-up remake, this film, based off a treatment by Warren Ellis, has a much different take on the material. Here's an excerpt from the site.
While Singer's version is closer to a remake of the Boorman film, Ritchie's possible take is more in the tone of Star Wars, and, as Ellis noted last year, his version "differs from the prior 751 King Arthur movies in many ways, but perhaps most obviously in that it is very specifically about the gathering of the Knights."
Even though both projects are set up at Warner Bros., the site speculated that the Ritchie project has the edge, since Singer's project doesn't even have a writer attached and Ellis' treatment is complete. Singer also has many more high-profile projects to tend to as well, such as X-Men: First Class, a Battlestar Galactica film and Jack the Giant Killer in development.
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