‘King Arthur’ Trailer Features Buff Charlie Hunnam and Lots of Swordplay (Video)

Warner Bros.’ new take on Excalibur myth opens May 12

A buff Charlie Hunnam pulls a sword from a stone and embraces his royal destiny in the new trailer for Warner Bros.’ “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”

Hunnam has the title role in Guy Ritchies’s frequently delayed new film, which offers an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth and traces Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

The film also stars Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) as Mage; Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond”) as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana (“Star Trek”) as Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon.

Guy Ritchie (“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films) directed the film from a screenplay by Joby Harold (“Awake”) and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by David Dobkin (“The Judge”) and Joby Harold.

The film is produced by Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Steve Clark-Hall, Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram. David Dobkin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” opens on May 12.

You can watch the full trailer above.