The Director of PETE'S DRAGON is Developing a Arthurian Fantasy Epic Called GREEN KNIGHT
Director David Lowery, who has directed film such as Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story, and most recently The Old Man & The Gun, is set to helm a fantasy epic called Green Knight, which will be a retelling of the Arthurian medieval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
For those of you not familiar with the legend, here’s a brief rundown:
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the most famous tales in early English literature. As the story goes, chivalrous and loyal Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table, accepts the challenge of beheading the Green Knight and must wait a year and a day to receive a blow in return. In the end it was a test of his loyalty to the king.
There have already been two film adaptations of this story. Both of them were written and directed by Stephen Weeks. First film is called Gawain and the Green Knight and was released in 1973. The second film was called Sword of the Valiant. It was released in 1984 it starred Sean Connery.
I’m a big fan of Lowery’s film work. I especially loved Pete’s Dragon and his most recent film, The Old Man & The Gunn, which starred Robert Redford. I think that he’ll do a great job telling this legendary story and I’m looking forward to seeing how he bring it to life.
This is a different kind of genre from the filmmaker and I’m curious to see how his filmmaking style will fit into it.