The Green Knight

A new trailer dropped for The Green Knight today and now maybe my fiancé is into fantasy?

Julianne (of Movie Quest fame) is not a huge fantasy or science fiction fan, but when asked about her film fandom, she always comes back to one puzzling statement: “I like movies from A24.” Of course, she’s referring to the indie distributor that has brought audiences modern classics like Room, The Lobster (🙌), Moonlight, Lady Bird, and lots of others – they’re on a fuckin’ heater! They know what they’re doing! But even so, it’s unique, I think, to hear that someone is a fan of a distribution company. But hey, I guess that’s the same as saying “I’ll listen to anything that Sub Pop puts out,” which is fair.

Anyway, a new trailer dropped for the A24’s upcoming fantasy film The Green Knight and it’s…epic:

How cool is that?

The style of this thing is absolutely unique. They’re obviously going for a bit more of a thought-provoking, technically-rousing film than your standard fantasy slasher like, say, this piece of junk. The cinematography alone seems to be worth the price of admission, and who doesn’t love a talking fox?

Directed by Billy Corgan-lookalike David Lowery, The Green Knight will presumably hew closely to the ages-old tale of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, a classic of medieval English literature. The always interesting and, frankly, very cool Dev Patel plays Sir Gawain, who is challenged by the titular Green Knight to a fateful duel.

The official synopsis reads thusly:

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.

Originally slated to be released in 2020, The Green Knight will now hit theaters in the United States on July 30, 2021.

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