Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur Legend of the Sword. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy, whether he likes it or not.
The movie King Arthur Legend of the Sword, which cost more than $225 million to produce and market, bombed big time in the United States and abroad. The film took in less than $40 million during its entire theatrical run in the US. And less than $100 million, worldwide. The studio received less than $50 million, as they share box office grosses with movie theaters.
Guy Richtie next directs the live action remake of the Disney animated film Aladdin. Charlie Hunnam next appears in the lead role of the remake of the 1973 film Papillon.