Clive Owen Picks Up the Sword Again in Trailer for 'The Last Knights'
It's been 11 years since Clive Owen strapped on some armor as King Arthur in the 2004 medieval action drama of the same name, and now he's picking up the sword again in The Last Knights. The film was shot in 2012 by Japanese filmmaker Kazuaki Kiriya (The Legend of Goemon), but it's been sitting on a shelf waiting for release since then. And now that the first trailer has arrived, it's easy to see why no one has been clamoring to get this movie on the big screen. The epic follows Owen as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler (Aksel Hennie) to avenge his dishonored master (Morgan Freeman). Watch?
Here's the first trailer for Kazuaki Kiriya's The Last Knights from USA Today:
The Last Knights is directed by Kazuaki Kiriya (The Legend of Goemon) with a script from Michael Konyves (Barney’s Version). The film follows Clive Owen (Sin City, The International, Children of Men) as Raiden, a heroic warrior who rises up with his men on a mission of revenge for their dishonored master (Morgan Freeman of Oblivion, The Shawshank Redemption), cut down by the hands of a corrupt ruler (Aksel Hennie of Headhunders, Hercules). Cliff Curtis also stars in the film which hits VOD & limited theaters April 3rd.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Ow common! Not that politically correct cast again...
Joe Kundlak on Feb 10, 2015
because... ah nevermind. We know why you feel that way. If only the country whom produced these movies would just keep it all one color, right? Because this movie was based on actual events anyway, right?
LeifGarretstein . on Feb 10, 2015
No, I am not talking about any historical accuracy or a single-color cast. I am talking about many of those mediocre movies that for some unknown reason have to have ALL of the races and skin colors in, just to (presumably) satisfy ALL viewer categories. Why can't they invent an appropriatelz defined/explained in-story realm? This just seems so cheap (let's include everything, just to be on the safe side and not have too much work with it). And that is on top of how cheesy the movie looks itself.
Joe Kundlak on Feb 10, 2015
It's always nice (as a fellow Norwegian) seeing Hennie getting international work. Film doesn't look all that great, though.
Nielsen700 on Feb 10, 2015
So much CGI. Was excited for the movie but those landscape views don't look real at all
Chrisscros on Feb 10, 2015
Is Morgan Freeman doing a parody of his own voice now?
tvLogic on Feb 10, 2015
Miguel Hernandez on Feb 11, 2015
I realize this is not a popular opinion and that is really a glorified B movie but I want to see this. I make no excuses.
Jackie Jormpjomp on Feb 10, 2015
Clive looks a bit bored
HarryFiddleSticks on Feb 10, 2015
Doesn't look too over the top for the genre, and i'm allways down for some sword fighting. I'll watch it if it fits my schedule.
ProjectionistHP on Feb 11, 2015
I mean...I will bite. Maybe in the same vein as those 'lost legion' films from some years ago.
DAVIDPD on Feb 12, 2015
He should worry about doing The Knick. This looks like poop stains.
Jamie Holmes on Feb 12, 2015
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