Guy Ritchie adapts King Arthur
Published 10/03/2010 | 12:41
Guy Ritchie is turning his hand to a movie adaptation of the King Arthur legend, it has been confirmed.
The British director will work with Trainspotting scriptwriter John Hodge and producers Atlas Entertainment and Hollywood Gang on the blockbuster for Warner Bros, Variety reports.
The film will be based on Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, published in 1485 as a compilation of French and English tales.
The book, which Malory began writing when he was in prison in the 1450s, covers Arthur's birth and his struggle against the Roman Empire.
It also features his knights Lancelot and Gareth, the story of Tristan and Isolde, the quest for the Holy Grail, Lancelot's affair with Guinevere and the breaking of the Round Table and Arthur's death.
Ritchie's movie will focus on King Arthur assembling his knights of the Round Table, according to reports.