King Arthur, Hollywood’s once and future film property?
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Steven Zeitchik has made ‘24 Frames’ a must-read blog on Hollywood scoops, and now he has some news about Hollywood’s possible return to Camelot (and no, it’s not a remake of ‘Excalibur,’ we just like the poster)...
Sylvain White could be headed from black-ops agents to medieval jousters. The up-and-coming director, who was behind the camera for the April 23 hit-man action film ‘The Losers,’ is negotiating to take on ‘Pendragon,’ a story of knights and kings set in period England. (The title is a reference to the medieval English term for ‘chief dragon,’ a euphemism for leader.)
The ‘Pendragon’ script, from Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, is an origin story of a sort, looking at characters like Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere as they meet at Camelot. (Hey, if Kirk and Spock could do it....) White also directed ‘Stomp the Yard,’ so he knows a little about youthful drama and romance.
Shipman and McGreevy would be adding to the rich folklore about the heroes who are reputed to have led a fight against a Saxon invasion in 6th century England...
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IMAGES: A poster for ‘Excalibur,’ one of the most famous King Arthur films. Bottom, the cast of ‘The Losers’ (Warner Bros).