Actor Gary Oldman is currently shooting The Dark Knight Rises for Warner Bros., and the studio wants him to star in two upcoming projects, Arthur & Lancelot and Akira.
Warner Bros. wants Gary Oldman to play Merlin in Arthur & Lancelot, which recently added Joel Kinnaman to the cast as Lancelot. David Dobkin is directing Arthur & Lancelot from his own screenplay, which is a reimagined version of the King Arthur and Sir Lancelot tales.
We reported last week that Gary Oldman was offered The Colonel role in Akira. It isn't known yet if the actor will accept either offer.