Here’s the first original trailer released this week at San Diego’s Comic Con, for Guy Ritchie’s new movie King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey and David Beckham…yes, David Beckham.
The plot rattles along like so:
The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londinium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence, Arthur is forced to make up his mind. Throwing in with the Resistance and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern — who murdered his parents and stole his crown — and become king.
From the trailer it looks like like Ritchie should’ve named it Lock, Stock & One Smoking Sword.
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is set for a March 24th, 2017 release.
Here’s the first official trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. starring Henry Cavill, (Superman), and Armie Hammer, (The Lone Ranger).
The film is a big screen adaptation and reboot of the much-loved 1960s TV series of the same name which originally starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. The official plot rattles along like so:
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
I really want to see Idris Elba as the next James Bond but bloody hell does Henry Cavill also look like a perfect fit for that role too now. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is slated for release on August 14th.
As every man-child across the globe already knows Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, or Blops2 for short, hits shelves next month and cholesterol levels are set to spike.
In anticipation of the first-person shooter games company Treyarch managed to harness the talents of British film director Guy Ritchie for a live-action trailer and somehow also managed to convince the other half of the Sherlock Holmes team, Robert Downey Jnr, to take part too.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the trailer above is for Guy Ritchie’s latest movie, but it is in fact for actor Dexter Fletcher’s directorial debut.
Fletcher incidentally starred in Ritchie’s first film Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, which probably accounts for the similar cockney gangster theme and atmosphere for his film Wild Bill, which stars Charlie Creed-Miles, (Let Him Have It, Nil By Mouth), and Andy Serkis, (The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, The Adventures Of Tintin), and rattles long like so:
Set in East London, the story revolves around Bill Hayward, a prisoner of eight years out on parole. Returning home, he finds his 15 and 11 year old sons, Dean and Jimmy abandoned by their mother and living alone. Dean, who has, up till now, managed to support and play father to his brother, forces Bill to stay when social services threatens to put the boys into care. A bond between Bill and Jimmy quickly develops, but is short-lived when Jimmy gets into some trouble with old friends of Bill’s. To fix the situation is sure to violate his parole and send Bill back to jail. Bill must decide what kind of father he wants to be: a good one, or a free one.
This looks like a lot more fun than your standard East London gangster movie and anything which stars Charlie Creed-Miles is always worth a watch…you fackin’ nonce!
Go see it. Simple as that.
It has action, great humour, the attention to detail for a period piece of this scale is fantastic, the chemistry between Downey Jnr and Law is more solid than the first and the cinematography is outstanding.
Sure it has some faults, a major villian just seems to vanish with no conclusion to his story and slow motion sequences are used a little too much, but for the most this is Indiana Jones in a top hat and tails or James Bond in a flat cap and tweed suit. In a year crowded with poor sequels and downright bad movies Sherlock Holmes 2: Game Of Shadows thankfully delivers the goods.
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If like us you thoroughly enjoyed Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes back in 2009, then you’ll be delighted with the above trailer for the sequel Game Of Shadows.
Looks like a far darker film with the introduction of the infamous Professor Moriarty, played by Jarred Harris, (Mad Men, Fringe), and Sherlock’s older brother Mycroft, played by Stephen Fry. The chemistry between Law and Downey, which for us at least is what made the original so enjoyable, is maintained as are the excellent slow motion actions set pieces and fight scenes.
A Game Of Shadows is released in December.