After numerous attempts by Warner Bros to get a King Arthur movie off the ground, Deadline reports that the studio are now in talks with Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie to develop a series of King Arthur films.
Guy Ritchie and and partner Lionel Wigram have previously developed a King Arthur movie based on a script by Trainspotting writer John Hodge, but that project was shelved when Warner Bros. were looking at developing Arthur and Lancelot, which would have seen Game of Thrones star Kit Harington and the Robocop star Joel Kinnaman in the title roles. Warner Bros also shelved this version after it went over budget.
British screenwriter and producer Joby Harold created the proposed six-film series, which is reportedly based on the eight books of Thomas Mallory’s 15th century classic Le Morte d’Arthur. Most attempts to bring King Arthur to the big-screen over the last couple of decades have been rather lacklustre. So, six King Arthur films? Yes please!