With David Lowery’s THE GREEN KNIGHT, another popular Arthurian legend is all set to hit the big screen with a retelling of the medieval chivalric romance “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”. A24 Studio brings the feature film with an ensemble cast including the likes of Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, and Joel Edgerton.
While the original story from its surface seems a simple fable based on a theme that not all heroes are perfect and not all enemies are truly evil, the trailer of “The Green Knight” looks awe-inspiring and artistic with a lot of adventure in play.
“The Green Knight” – Movie Synopsis
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger, and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
As we can see in the trailer, the movie has a lot to offer if we go by the original story and the glimpses of other prominent characters. As Gawain sets off on an epic adventurous journey, he must fight many battles and overcome many enemies, including his encounters with strange creatures, robbers, and ghosts.
“The Green Knight” Opens Theatrically on July 30
Written and Directed By: David Lowery
Starring: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan, and Ralph Ineson.
Release Date: Jul 30, 2021
Note: The literature behind the Arthurian legend is always fascinating to read. So, in the story of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” – one thing that instantly captures our attention is “The Green Knight” character. Sounds a bit odd but we can draw a parallel between the characteristics of “The Green Knight” and “Merlin”. This might be a possibility if we think about the retelling of stories around Arthurian myth by multiple medieval authors, although we are not quite sure how this whole retelling or manufacturing story was that appealing in different times. Any thoughts on this?