Guy Ritchie firms up dates for King Arthur film
Brit director Guy Ritchie is hard at work on his next feature, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, with a start date for principal photography now in place.
Eric Bana is the latest recruit to board the feature, playing Uther Pendragon, father of Charlie Hunnam's Arthur. Astrid Berges-Frisbey plays Guinevere.
The film is a major re-telling of the legend of Camelot and, if successful, has been mooted as a potential six-film franchise for Warner Bros. Ritchie will be calling the shots from a screenplay by Joby Harold, who also produces alongside Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell, Ritchie and Lionel Wigram.
No doubt Ritchie will have to leave a window for junkets and promotions on his most recently-completed film, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, which was filmed on various UK and Italian locations towards the end of 2013.
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