"There was a big attempt to make it feel original and fresh..." Charlie Hunnam talks to hmv.com about his role in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
From Disney's animated adventure The Sword in the Stone, through Henry Jones Sr.'s quest for the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to the Monty Python crew's irreverantly absurd take in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, stories stemming from the legend of King Arthur have found their way onto cinema screens on multiple occasions and in many different ways over the years, but this weekend sees the arrival of a version that's quite unlike anything we've seen before.
Guy Ritchie is the man directing this reimagined telling of the Arthurian legend, one which dispenses with some of the more familiar characters such as Sir Lancelot and introduces a few of its own, including an aptly-named martial arts master called Kung Fu George.
Charlie Hunnam takes on the role of of the mythical king, alongside a cast that includes Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Honsou, Poppy Delevnigne, Tom Wu and David Beckham. With King Arthur: Legend of the Sword arriving in cinemas on Friday (May 19th), we spoke to Charlie about his lifelong interest in Arthurian legend, working under Ritchie's direction and why he'd jump at the chance to make a sequel.
Watch our interview with Charlie below...