ByTino Jochimsen, writer at
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Tino Jochimsen

After finishing with the the big screen adaptation of the vintage TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E, director Guy Ritchie might tackle an even more ancient source material.

The filmmaker behind Sherlock Holmes, Snatch and RocknRolla, might direct a fantasy movie based on the Arthurian legend.

Yes, another King Arthur movie is coming your way. Wait, that's not entirely accurate. According to Deadline, Warner Brothers plans a whole King Arthur franchise - given of course that the first movie turns out a success.

The legend of the fabled leader has been adapted into feature films more than a few times: There has been John Boorman’s mythical adaptation (Excalibur) and Antoine Fuqua’s ostensibly historically accurate, myth-busting actioner (King Arthur). There has been a lovely animated Disney version (The Sword and the Stone) and a movie in which Sean Connery purrs something along the lines of "Lanschelot your my firscht knight" into Richard Gere’s ear (that’s how I remember it anyway).

Hell, there has been a Monty Python spoof of the Arthurian legend as early as 1975 (Monty Python's The Holy Grail)!

Does the world really need another King Arthur movie, let alone six?

Only if Sean Connery is again wooing Richard Gere is my answer (that's a no).

What do you think?

[Source: Deadline]


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