Guy Ritchie is planning a six-movie King Arthur series, which is objectively insane, but could also be the greatest thing since Lord of the Rings. Six movies makes sense when there’s popular source material to mine, like LotR or Harry Potter – or when the franchise is a cultural juggernaut like Star Wars. But the story of King Arthur isn’t exactly well-known as saga material in the modern age. We’re all familiar with it, sure, but it doesn’t exactly get people fired up anymore.
Until now. King Arthur: Legend of The Sword starring Charlie Hunnam, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, Jude Law, and a bunch of Game of Thrones actors (Michael McElhatton, who played Roose Bolton, and Aidan Gillen, who plays Petyr Baelish) is exactly as awesome and batshit as it sounds. Charlie Hunnam — a genuinely fantastic performer who has never gotten his due — furrows his brow and says things like “me and the lads take care of business” against a series of Game of Thrones-esque backdrops as we see Ritchie’s typical quick-cut style lend itself to medieval times.
Ominous music plays, giant fucking elephants run around, and why on Earth hasn’t Ritchie applied his signature style to more period piece films? This trailer wins Comic-Con and everyone else can go home.
It’s the best kind of insanity. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theaters on March 24, 2017.