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King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword – Everything You Need To Know!

King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword
Written by Mansi Gupta

Written & directed by Guy Ritchie, King Arthur: The Legend of The Sword is a fantasy film which is loosely based on Arthurian legends, one of the most formative and best-known tales in Western literature. Releasing this Friday in India, this upcoming Hollywood movie features Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Astrid Berges-Frisbey in the lead roles. You must have heard or been told about this legendary folktale countless times, but Guy Ritchie’s interpretation and adaptation of this legend is definitely a must-watch. The man has got this skill of presenting legends and fantasies like none other.

Trailer of this new English movie was released a few weeks back and the film promises to be a powerfully energetic adventure flick. The 2 minute 43 second trailer has everything that an action adventure flick should have. As quite expected by the fans, it opens on an action beat, with characters running and screaming. Charlie Hunnam who plays King Arthur will remind you of his Sons of Anarchy scruff mode. In addition to Hunnam, we also saw glimpses of Tom Wu, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Katie McGrath, Aidan Gillen and Annabelle Wallis in the trailer. Jude Law, who is playing the villain in this one, also makes an impression in the trailer. But it is the action, set and the fight choreography that steal the thunder in the trailer of this upcoming Hollywood film.


The film traces the story of the young Arthur who is born to be king, but oblivious of his royal lineage, he is forced to live on the streets of Londinium when Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, murdered his father to seize the crown and banished young Arthur from the kingdom. One day when Arthur draws the powerful sword, Excalibur, from the stone, he instantly gets confronted by its influence. He comes to know his lineage and is forced to acknowledge his true legacy, whether he likes it or not. Now, he must learn to master this sword and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern, avenge his parents’ murder, and become king.


The film has been extensively shot in England, Scotland and Wales. Originally the film was supposed to made in IMAX format as evidenced by its comic con trailer, but this would have delayed the release of the film, so the makers scrapped the idea and the film is being made in non- IMAX format only. Already released in the west, King Arthur: The Legend of The Sword is all set to release in India this Friday!

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Mansi Gupta

A passionate reader, an avid traveler, a day dreamer and a “self-proclaimed biggest fan” of Game of Thrones.

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