After needing to slice down the budget again and again, Warner Bros. seemed to put permanent stab through Arthur and Lancelot when they removed the film altogether off their release schedule. Variety now reports that the film is once again alive and kicking, as director David Dobkin may have found a new star, with the previously rumored Kit Harington and Joel Kinnaman (our new RoboCop) both exiting.
Colin Farrell is in talks to join the film and with a more bankable star WB is reportedly more confident with moving ahead with production. Plot details are scarce, only that the action will be in the style of Braveheart, something far different than Dobkin’s usual fare, recently helming The Change-Up.
There was also talk of Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman (whose Akira was also shelved by WB) joining, but no word on their status in the project. As for Farrell, he only has the big blockbuster remake of Total Recall and the much more-anticipated Seven Psychopaths this year, but both of those are wrapped so he certainly has some time for this one.
What do you think about Colin Farrell in a period actioner?
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