Arthurian saga in the works from Ritchie

Arthurian saga in the works from Ritchie

Guy Ritchie is considering a six-movie series based on the legend of King Arthur.

The 'Snatch' director is hoping to helm a fantasy series, created by Joby Harold - who has written a script for the first movie - for Warner Bros.

Ritchie and his partner Lionel Wigram have previously developed a saga based on the legendary sixth-century king, who supposedly led the defence of Britain against a Saxon invasion.

It was penned by 'Transpotting' writer John Hodge, and followed the monarch as he assembled his knights, but they pulled the plug when Warner Bros came close to a different adaptation, 'Arthur & Lancelot', which would have been based on the younger days of the king and his friend and knight.

However, the studio - who paid $2m for David Dobkin's script - scrapped the movie, which had 'Game Of Thrones' star Kit Harington and 'Robocop's Joel Kinnaman in the title roles, because its $130m budget was $20m too high.

The new project will be produced by Wigram, Akiva Goldsman through Weed Road, Harold and Tory Tunnell through Safehouse Pictures

More in this Section

Billy Connolly shares update on Parkinson’s diseaseBilly Connolly shares update on Parkinson’s disease

Ferne McCann: ‘Sunday was captivated by Japan – she’s my little travel buddy’Ferne McCann: ‘Sunday was captivated by Japan – she’s my little travel buddy’

Ryan Reynolds reveals sex of his third child with Blake LivelyRyan Reynolds reveals sex of his third child with Blake Lively

Netflix reveals Stranger Things season three streaming numbersNetflix reveals Stranger Things season three streaming numbers


Lifestyle

You have a long half-term break ahead of you all, and there’s only so much screen time anyone in the family can handle. Everyone is going to need a book-break at some point or another.We reviewed some of the best new books to keep kids entertained over half-term

Sexual politics, snideput-downs and family rivalries are fuelling the trouble brewing in a small Midlands town.Charlie Murphy and Pat Shortt star in new Irish film 'Dark lies the Island'

Robert Hume tells of the eccentric MP for Athboy, Co. Meath – born 300 years ago this month – who thought he was a teapot, and was afraid his spout might break off.A strange brew of a man: The MP for Meath who believed he was a teapot

Ladysbridge and District Flower and Garden Club will meet on Monday at 8pm in Garryvoe Hotel.Gardening Notes: Your one-stop guide to the week's events

More From The Irish Examiner