Warner Bros.' upcoming fantasy adventure Knights of the Round Table has officially begun production. Guy Ritchie, who rebooted Sherlock Holmes for the studio, is behind this latest reiteration of the King Arthur legend. He sent out a Tweet this morning, which gives us our first look at star Charlie Hunnam on set.
This new King Arthur tale will span an ambitious 6 films, creating an instant franchise for Warner Bros. The story will follow the Arthurian legend of a 6th century king who defended Britain against Saxon invaders. Thomas Mallory's "Le Morte d'Arthur' will serve as the key source material for this version of the often-told saga. It was first published in 1485 as a compilation of French and English tales. Here is the official synopsis:
While we don't get a look at them here, Charlie Hunnam will be joined by Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana and Mikael Persbrandt. The screenplay was written by Joby Harold, who is producing with Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell and Guy Ritchie. As of now, the film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22 of next year. But it faces some stiff competition in both the Power Rangers and Ghostbusters franchise reboots. Who do you think will win that weekend? Take a look Charlie Hunnam seen here in one of his medieval costumes...Does he have what it takes to defeat a couple of kids in super powered alien costumes and four woman who hunt malevolent spirits for a living?
First day on KORT. pic.twitter.com/JPv8esPDnu— Guy Ritchie (@realguyritchie) March 10, 2015