Perhaps you remember Warner Bros. developed a contemporary re-telling of the King Arthur and Sir Lancelot legendary tales from filmmaker David Dobkin. At this time, Guy Richie was also trying to put together his own Arthur movie with Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge, but the movie fell through when the studio decided to go with Dobkin’s project instead, only to later pull the plug on that one as well — the $130 million budget was $20 million too high.
Now Ritchie’s new King Arthur project has sprung again in the shape of an ambitious six-film franchise based on the legend of the Lady in the Lake, the Sword of Power, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table.
Joby Harold (Awake) penned the script for the first installment and Akiva Goldsman and Ritchie’s producing partner Lionel Wigram are onboard to produce along with Ritchie, Harold and Tory Tunnell.
At the moment it is not clear whether this new six-film plan has anything to do with the version that Hodge wrote for Wigram and Ritchie before the Dobkin version replaced them.
Ritchie is currently working on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. for WB, which stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander.