It seems that Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harrington was unable to pull Excalibar from the stone as he may well be replaced by Colin Farrell in David Dobkins Arthur and Lancelot. The concept revolved around the early years of the friendship between the two with Harrington and Joel Kinnaman as the leads. However, the studios got concerned that these two relatively unknown actors would not bring in big audiences (is there anything more offensive to an ac-toor?) despite the fact that Kinnaman is now confirmed for Robocop. Ouch.
However, if Farrell does get confirmed we can look forward to his face splashed all over cinemas and tunnels to try and promote the film and if he’s on board the film will in all likeliness start filming this year.
Am I the only one who thinks that perhaps they were best sticking with Harrington and Kinnaman to bring a more authentic (well, as authentic as pretending to be two men from the late fifth century can be) feel to the film? It’s just, as much as I love Farrell as an actor, he doesn’t exactly have the best track record of period films, ahem Alexander ahem. Would having Farrell aboard make the film too “Hollywood”? Considering the flop that was 2004′s King Arthur do we really need another Hollywood version? Let us know what you think.