Guy Ritchie makes the wrong film in “King Arthur”

(K. Brent Tomer),

GUY RITCHIE’s “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” has had a notoriously bumpy journey to cinemas. After several other writers and directors came and went, Mr Ritchie shot the film in 2015, and it was due to be released in July 2016. It was then pushed back until February 2017, then March, and finally a heavily revised version came out last weekend in America. During that weekend it made just £15m from a budget of $175m, one-tenth of what “Rogue One: A Star Wars” made in in America over its own opening weekend, and a figure so far below expectations that the film is on course to be a catastrophic flop. Warner Bros. keeps hiring Mr Ritchie in the hope that he’ll turn a dusty old intellectual property into a blockbuster franchise, but it’s becoming a case of hope over experience. Neither his “Sherlock Holmes” nor his “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” was able to rival “Star Wars”, either, and now it looks as if Warner’s planned six-movie “King…Continue reading

via K. Brent Tomer CFTC Guy Ritchie makes the wrong film in “King Arthur”

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