Distributed by A24, The Green Knight has received an R-rating from MPAA. Directed by David Lowery, the upcoming medieval fantasy film has received an R-rating for displaying violence and graphic nudity. A24 recently some compelling images for the movie. The photos have stirred excitement amongst the audience who are waiting for its summer release. Fans are expecting highly from the film since the haunting trailer released last year. The trailer gives an insight into how meticulously the movie will combine medieval fantasy with elements of a psychological thriller.
What is the Story of The Green Knight?
A24’s take the Arthurian legend in the upcoming movie will bring the story of Sir Gawain, nephew to King Arthur, to the audience. Sir Gawain embarks on a journey to the countryside to battle against the eponymous Green Knight. Sir Gawain needs to defeat the gigantic green-skinned knight to fulfill his quest to become a knight himself.
The movie is based on the poem written in the 14th century that speaks of the bravery of Sir Gawain. Sir Gawain has to confront ghosts, giants, and thieves to define his identity and importance in the kingdom. Offering a fresh take on the timeless Arthurian legend, David Lowery provides a fresh take on this chronicled classic tale.
Who Stars in The Green Knight?
In the retelling of the medieval tale, Dev Patel stars as the legendary Sir Gawain, who is a part of the Round Table in King Arthur’s reign. He is tasked with the impossible challenge of beheading the Green Knight, played by Ralph Ineson. Alicia Vikander plays Lady Esel, and Joel Edgerton stars as Lord. Sean Harris plays King Arthur, and Kate Dickie will be seen as Queen Guinevere.
When will The Green Knight Release?
The Green Knight originally put down for a world premiere on March 16, 2020. The release date now pushed to July 30, 2021. The movie has a screen time of 125 minutes.
What Do the Newly Released Images Reveal?
A24’s new images for the movie remind the audience that the film is gearing for its summer release. The R rating for some sexuality and gruesome violence makes it harder for the audience to wait any longer for the movie. The Green Knight was announced in 2018, and after the release delay, fans are waiting in anticipation.
The producers of the movie besides David Lowery are Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston Sailor Bear productions. Through Ley Line Entertainment production house, Theresa Steele Page and Tim Headington are the producers. The executive producers for the movie are Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.
As the trailer released early last year, it depicts “The Green Knight” as the most ambitious project of David Lowery to date. David Lowery is a critically-acclaimed director well known for his movies like “The Old Man & the Gun,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” “Pete’s Dragon,” and “A Ghost Story.” After ‘A Ghost Story, Lowery and A24 have teamed up once again to bring the classic Arthurian legend back to screen.
In the trailer, The Green Knight comes across as a heavy indie fantasy epic. Fans are keenly eyeing its release as it is schedule for its world premiere this July. And, the recently released pictures of Dev Patel in the attire and demeanor of Sir Gawain only speak highly of what a delight this movie shall prove to be. Starring as King Arthur’s reckless nephew, Dev Patel speaks to the audience through his images, and fans are excited to see him onscreen this summer as the famous Sir Gawain.