Guy Ritchie Attached To Direct Excalibur

The Sherlock Holmes director may be the man to helm Excalibur...and not a remake of the John Boorman film, another take on it. Marvel's?...

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 3/4/2010
A while ago it was announced that Bryan Singer was attached to direct a remake of John Boorman’s 1981 film, Excalibur. Well apparently that is still happening, but Warner Bros. have also put a competing production into development. But this one is not a remake of the Boorman film, it’s a big-screen adaptation of Warren Ellis’ Excalibur treatment. Ellis who you may or may not know, had a run as a writer of Marvel’s Excalibur(Captain Britain, Nightcrawler etc) early in his career. Now, Guy Ritchie has been attached to direct THIS version of the film...but don't get too exited because although the script is also by Ellis, there is(so far) no indication that the film will be some type of adaptation of the comic book.



All we know so far is that Singer’s version is closer to a remake of the Boorman film, Ritchie’s possible take is..

"More in the tone of Star Wars, and differs from the prior 751 King Arthur movies in many ways, but perhaps most obviously in that it is very specifically about the gathering of the Knights.”

More in tone with Star Wars? Marvel's Excalibur team has elements of the Knights gathering too, but since Marvel Studios are not mentioned anywhere in any of this, its highly unlikely that this project is a CBM! But it is interesting that there are two Excalibur movies in development, and both are set up at Warners. They surely have to be quite different I would imagine?

Anyway, whatever type of movie Ritchie develops, it seems like we can look forward to Big King Arty Dick Fingers shouting: "Oi, lady in the fackin wawta, you want this fackin sword or what you kahnt?"..or not:)

Source: Pajiba.com
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DogsOfWar - 3/4/2010, 6:43 PM
Man, Ror, that article is one big tease! ;D

Excalibur has been done many a time but it is still a well the studios know to go to. My guess is one of these will get buried in development
RorMachine - 3/4/2010, 6:45 PM
Like I said, "highly unlikely that this project is a CBM". Its still interesting that Ellis wrote the script.

Multi, say the line in more of a Cockney accent! Although I guess they would both be spelt the same...

hah, yeah the headings are a tease..sorry!
Wadey09 - 3/4/2010, 6:51 PM
just when i get my hopes up........
they pull 'em back down!!!!!
DogsOfWar - 3/4/2010, 6:53 PM
@Ror-don't be sorry. That was an excellent use of the tease. I haven't seen a good tease like that since my prom date kept whispering sweet nothings in my ear all night just to throw up in the back seat of my car.
RorMachine - 3/4/2010, 6:57 PM
So after she threw up..its game on right?:)

Look, its not IMPOSSIBLE that this sin't something to do with Marvel's Excalibur..just 99.99999% certain;) haha, but seriously, Marvel do have an Arthurian legend comic(see above) so the heading isn't even that misleading!
DogsOfWar - 3/4/2010, 7:01 PM
Believe me man, I tried.

Are you gonna put this on EMF? If not, it would be a good article for my Swords, Sorcery & Sandals site over there.
RorMachine - 3/4/2010, 7:03 PM
hahah, YAYA! For anyone that hasn't seen this...enjoy!

You kahnt.



Go for it Dogs!
GUNSMITH - 3/4/2010, 7:18 PM
GIVE US THAT OLDSCHOOL CLASSIC KING AURTHUR WIZARDRY AND MERLIN...YOU KNOW WHAT WE WANT PEOPLE...
gaikinger - 3/4/2010, 7:18 PM
boorman's excalibur for me is still the greatest king arthur film ever made. it cant be remade as if to say its ritchie's boormans excalibur. its yet another incarnation of a king arthur story.
LEEE777 - 3/4/2010, 7:32 PM
RorMachine - 3/4/2010, 7:34 PM
You'l have to speak up Lee, I'm wearing a towel..
ngu13 - 3/4/2010, 7:34 PM
snatch wars ... lol i put that up last week ... have a look at the deleated sceen
LEEE777 - 3/4/2010, 7:34 PM
Ani @ i'M LOST FOR words BRB! : D


Lmao @ ROR!! ; D


P.S. Come on RICHIE, we want the [frick]ing MARVEL EXCALIBUR movie!!
ngu13 - 3/4/2010, 7:36 PM
goody gumdrops ..
danzag - 3/4/2010, 7:41 PM
His career seems to be coming out of the toilet now that he dumped that nasty senior citizen wife of his Madonna.
SHHH - 3/4/2010, 7:44 PM
I would love to see a MARVEL EXCALIBUR!!! Btw check out Planet Hulk Fan-Cast...
WarNoodle - 3/4/2010, 8:07 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOO.... DO NOT MESS WITH ANOTHER CLASSIC! I love this movie to much for some bone heads to screw it up!
JoshWilding - 3/4/2010, 8:11 PM
ROR: Tease!!! ;D

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Dammit, I'm still hoping for any movie with Captain Britain in!!! In fact, I'd just like a Captain Britain comic book that isnt cancelled within a year, lol!

MICHAEL FASSBENDER FOR CAPTAIN BRITAIN!!!

Captain Britain
JoshWilding - 3/4/2010, 8:12 PM
Guys, check out my new ASTONISHING X-MEN Fan Cast!!! Just click the link!
lc - 3/4/2010, 8:27 PM
lmao@ror
48and2 - 3/4/2010, 9:07 PM
danzag - yeah that movie he did with her was atrocious lol, he musta been pretty whipped.

I dunno, I'd be up for any new take on Excalibur, if it's done well.

Very much enjoyed Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, and I believe they've greenlit a sequel. Hope they will get a trilogy of those movies done with RDJ before he gets too old - he's no spring chicken.






THEHAWK - 3/4/2010, 9:24 PM
ROR! You bastard, you had me thinking Marvel's Excalibur!

UNPROFESIONAL!

False advertising!

Pricktease.

HAWK out
GUNSMITH - 3/4/2010, 9:51 PM
CLASSICS I'D LIKE TO SEE...

SWORD AND THE SORCERER


KRULL

juggy4711 - 3/4/2010, 10:26 PM
Hell yah gunsmith. I can't remember the name of the movie that your first pic is from but i recall really digging it as a kid. The sword could shoot out some of the blades and stuff. And of course Krull. Who didn"t want that Krull ninja star thing as a kid!
GUNSMITH - 3/4/2010, 10:42 PM
JUGGY SWORD AND THE SORCERER...
GUNSMITH - 3/4/2010, 11:08 PM
"ONE DAY I WANNA HAVE KIDS MAYBE ABOUT 2 OR...
Fail gif Pictures, Images and Photos
...MAYBE NOT.."
AlexDeLarge87 - 3/5/2010, 4:01 AM
GUNSMITH@ Thats sick!!:D

Ror@ Vader is real brick!!:D I dont wanna face him in the dark alley! Quick ending by the way!:D "It cuts bones like butter!"
AlexDeLarge87 - 3/5/2010, 4:03 AM
Excalibur rules!! Fassbender for Captain Britain!!!
Shaman - 3/5/2010, 6:15 AM
I really really don't wanna see this guy make Excalibur. There's NOTHING about his style that seems to fit the Arthurian Legend. I'd rather he prooves himself with more than one Sherlock film before tackling such a classic!
comicb00kguy - 3/5/2010, 7:36 AM
First off, thanks to Ror for getting the day off to a hilarious start with Big King Arty Dick Fingers!

I have seen many interpretations of the Arthurian legends that I've enjoyed, from Excalibur to Monty Python and the Holy Grail (still the funniest movie EVER) to A Kid in King Arthur's Court (why not? it was good silly fun!). However, I see absolutely no reason to remake the 1981 Excalibur- you can't improve on the best serious interpretation of that particular Arthurian legend- but a different take on that story could be interesting. My question here: why not do a DIFFERENT story? There are many great stories of the Knights of the Round Table, and quite a few of them would make for great movies.

And why not do a film of the Marvel Excalibur? Could be interesting.
MrJosh - 3/5/2010, 8:08 AM
Mucho props to Grif on the King Arthur and the Knight of Justice reference. I loved that show as a Kid!
LuckyKyd - 3/5/2010, 8:41 AM
How come all these main stream directors today are just signing up for more and more future projects. Can't Ritchie just get on with a sequel to Sherlock, so he can start devoloping Rock'n'Rolla 2. See there is a movie I want to see!
Shaman - 3/5/2010, 8:55 AM
Yeah that show was AWESOME!!!
thegreek - 3/5/2010, 9:47 AM
The original Excalibur was great i loved it ....

GRIF - I remember that cartoon... That was great too
marvel72 - 3/5/2010, 2:36 PM
i wish it was the marvel comic excalibur(captain britain,the phoenix,nightcrawler,shadowcat & meggan.)
when this comic was 1st lauched it was f****** amazing.
this is what should be made.

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