Many films over the last year have seen their release dates pushed due to the pandemic and one of the projects I’ve been personally anticipating is David Lowery’s stunningly beautiful and dark take on the Arthurian legend with The Green Knight, an R-rated take on the classic tale Sir Gawain & The Green Knight.
The fantasy film’s stellar cast consists of Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, Lion), Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne, Ex Machina, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Tomb Raider), Joel Edgerton (Warrior, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Zero Dark Thirty), Sarita Choudhury (Blindspot, Jessica Jones, Homeland), Sean Harris (Macbeth, The King, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Prometheus), Kate Dickie (The Witch, Game of Thrones, Prometheus), Barry Keoghan (The Batman, Eternals) and Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones, The Witch).
At the moment, A24 has moved the film’s release date to July 30, 2021 and the studio has released a brand new trailer, which you can watch below.
THE GREEN KNIGHT – An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
Lowery is currently busy with his Disney film Peter Pan & Wendy, but I’ll be hopeful that he’ll return later on to continue making films in this R-rated fantasy world as they have plenty of other adventures from Knights of The Roundtable legends to turn into subsequent movies.