'Ninja Turtles' Director Taking on 'Unforgiven'-esque King Arthur Tale
If a retelling of Romeo & Juliet in the style of 300 didn't sound good, maybe a different approach to King Arthur will be more your speed. No, we're not talking about Guy Ritchie's new Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur (in production now), but rather a new project called Man at Arms that is being developed by Thunder Road Pictures. This project has Wrath of the Titans and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot director Jonathan Liebesman attached to direct the film that is said to take the King Arthur story we all know, but deliver it in the style of Clint Eastwood's modern classic western Unforgiven. So how'll that work?
Well, Deadline says the story is said to follow Sir Lancelot as an older gentleman who wants to make amends after his love for Guinivere (which she gave right back to him) actually ended up ruining King Arthur's Camelot. That's an interesting approach to the material. And it will also allow some older actors to step into the roles as opposed to the young bucks who keep taking all the gigs nowadays. The script comes from Jeremy Lott, who also just delivered a new take on Robin Hood to Sony Pictures, appropriately called Hood. Coincidentally, Joby Harold, who wrote Ritchie's King Arthur flick, also has a competing Robin Hood project out there too. It's a small world when everyone is making the same movies in Hollywood.