A Knight of the Round Table, no less.
A24 has released a teaser trailer for David Lowery’s The Green Knight, which stars Dev Patel as Sir Gawain, one of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table.
The story of Sir Gwain and the Green Knight has varied a lot from its 14th century medieval origins, with the tale being taken on by the likes of Pearl Poet, Thomas Malory, JRR Tolkien and John Boorman. However, this take, penned by Lowery frames Gawain as Arthur’s headstrong, reckless nephew, who embarks on a quest to confront the Green Knight (Ralph Ineson), a giant green stranger.
Through the tale, Gawain must contend with giants, ghost, thieves and schemers, in a journey which comes to define his character and prove his worth to his family and the kingdom.
Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, and Kate Dickie also star in this epic fantasy set for release on May 29th.