King Arthur, Hollywood’s once and future film property?

March 06, 2010 | 2:50 p.m.


Steven Zeitchik has made 24 Frames a must-read blog on Hollywood scoops, and now he has some news about Hollywood’s possible return to Camelot (and no, it’s not a remake of “Excalibur,” we just like the poster)…

Sylvain White could be headed from black-ops agents to medieval jousters. The up-and-coming director, who was behind the camera for the April 23 hit-man action film “The Losers,” is negotiating to take on “Pendragon,” a story of knights and kings set in period England. (The title is a reference to the medieval English term for “chief dragon,” a euphemism for leader.)

The “Pendragon” script, from Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, is an origin story of a sort, looking at characters like Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere as they meet at Camelot. (Hey, if Kirk and Spock could do it….) White also directed “Stomp the Yard,” so he knows a little about youthful drama and romance.

Shipman and McGreevy would be adding to the rich folklore about the heroes who are reputed to have led a fight against a Saxon invasion in 6th century England…


— Steve Zeitchik

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IMAGES: A poster for “Excalibur,” one of the most famous King Arthur films. Bottom, the cast of “The Losers” (Warner Bros). 


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