Dev Patel Stars in Medieval Epic Fantasy ‘The Green Knight’ Fighting Monsters and Giants

The Green Knight, one of the most anticipated movies of the year is coming in just a few months from now, and with its new movie trailer, we are getting more excited. The movie is the latest highly atmospheric fantasy directed by David Lowery and A24, is landing on theaters this July after being pushed out for more than a year due to the pandemic, and so far, the movie looks impressive.

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The epic fantasy movie is a retelling of the poem ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,’ which was translated from Middle English by J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1920s. Based on the trailer, Lowery’s film seems to be a faithful, albeit creepy adaptation.


The story follows Sir Gawain, the youngest knight of King Arthur’s Round Table, agrees to participate in a “game” offered to them by a giant green man who wanders into Camelot on New Year’s Day, offering to fight any knight who thinks he’s brave enough. Gawain’s initial meeting with the Green Knight, in which the being offers him a beautiful axe. However, there’s a catch: Sir Gawain will strike the giant once with the axe to keep it, but one year from that day, Gawain must meet the Green Knight at a chapel to receive one blow in return.


Although the movie appears to retain most of those plot details the same, Lowery has uncovered way back from the gallantry and magic of the original romantic poem, in favor of a much darker and more creepy tone. Just like the original story, it seems we’ll spend most of our time following Gawain in his quest for the green chapel, during which he meets all manner of monsters, Kings, and temptations.


The Green Knight stars Dev Patel as Sir Gawain, Sean Harris as King Arthur, Kate Dickie as Queen Guinevere, and Ralph Ineson as the Green Knight, along with Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Barry Keoghan, Erin Kellyman, and a talking fox. The Green Knight was originally scheduled for release last year, however, distributor A24 chose to delay it during the coronavirus pandemic in hopes of giving it a larger theatrical release when more cities were open. The movie will land on the big screen this July 30th.

Check out the trailer below…

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