After delivering one film a year with the consecutive Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story, and Old Man & the Gun, director David Lowery is back and re-teaming with A24 for his next project. The Green Knight, which was once being developed by Terrence Malick, is an adaptation of the epic Middle English poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which follows a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table who goes on a quest to face the Godly mysterious warrior, the Green Knight.
Lowery’s big-screen adaptation stars Dev Patel, Joel Edgerton, Barry Keoghan, Ralph Ineson, Alicia Vikander, and Sean Harris. Ahead of a prime summer release, A24 has now released the first trailer, which plays with the fable nature of the story in a meta way while also showing off some serious scope and visual effects work.
See the trailer and poster below.
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, THE GREEN KNIGHT tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
The Green Knight opens on May 29.