I’m hearing good things about Sylvain White’s The Losers, and the director seems to be taking his increasing buzz to the bank, getting his next project lined up. According to the LA Times that project could be the umpteenth take on the legend of King Arthur, to be called Pendragon.
There’s the chance that this could be the Twilight version of King Arthur – it’s about the early days of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in Camelot – but then again White is a self-professed hardcore nerd, so I expect this to be a bit cooler than that.
The question is how fantasy-based it is. We’ve seen a real life King Arthur movie, called King Arthur, and it sucked dong. What makes the King Arthur legend so cool is the legendary aspects, not a bunch of dirty fuckers in rags. But the other thing that makes it cool is the ending, and I don’t know how you could do King Arthur: The Early Years on its own… which means franchise! The Continuing Adventures of King Arthur! Return to the Round Table! KA3: Camelot Falls!
And in true Hollywood tradition there’s a competing King Arthur project, this one written by Warren Ellis. Internet rumors have Guy Ritchie looking to direct that, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.