Knights, monsters, puppet beheadings… you had me at puppet beheadings, The Green Knight. Director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, A Ghost Story) once again teams with A24. This time for a fantasy epic based on the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. And this first trailer looks as fantastic as that sounds.
Coming from Lowery and A24, we shouldn’t expect this to be our usual swords-and-sorcery style movie, and this trailer definitely shows something different. What we see here is moody and strange, and since Lowery worked with the WETA workshop, the creature effects, even just the little bit we catch a glimpse of, look wonderful.
And come on, knights, adventure, quests and myths and legends, what’s not to love? All of this wrapped up in one of Lowery’s thoughtful, introspective packages sounds damn enticing.
Here’s the official synopsis:
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, THE GREEN KNIGHT tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
Outside of Dev Patel, The Green Knight also assembled a great cast. It co-stars Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Barry Keoghan, Ralph Ineson, Katie Dickie, and Sean Harris. The film rides into battle on May 29.
Check out a stylish new poster below.
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