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Colin Farrell turns down Arthur & Lancelot

Mar. 30, 2012by:

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Director David Dobkin just can't seem to catch a break these days.

ARTHUR & LANCELOT, which Dobkin himself brought to Warner Bros, was shut down the first time 'round due to costing $20 million more than the $110 million Warner Bros was willing to spend.  Some hope was conjured up when Colin Farrell was said to be in early talks to play the part of Lancelot, but it turns out that his knighthood was not to be. Reportedly Farrell just couldn't swing it with his current schedule, since the role as written would have required a great deal of training and prep. Gary Oldman has also since turned down the role of Merlin and James McAvoy the part of Arthur, but Warner Bros remains "eager to make the movie and cast will materialize quickly."  

Supposedly the studio wants to replicate the tone and style of SHERLOCK HOLMES in the hopes of replicating its success as well - think audiences would go for that?

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Source: Deadline

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5:10PM on 03/30/2012
I'm glad this didn't happen too. "Excalibur" is still arguably the best adaptation of the legend, in all its '80s glory.

I'd go for "In Bruges" and maybe even "Intermission." Colin Farrell is one actor who tends to do pretty good American accents, but when he's using his native tongue it adds a whole other dimension to his character
I'm glad this didn't happen too. "Excalibur" is still arguably the best adaptation of the legend, in all its '80s glory.

I'd go for "In Bruges" and maybe even "Intermission." Colin Farrell is one actor who tends to do pretty good American accents, but when he's using his native tongue it adds a whole other dimension to his character
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5:03PM on 03/30/2012
I'm glad this didn't happen. If there is ever going to be another epic film about the Arthur tale, it should be an adaptation of the novel The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell. Best take on Arthur ever. That one should be R-rated as fuck though, so never gonna happen. I'll just keep on dreaming...
I'm glad this didn't happen. If there is ever going to be another epic film about the Arthur tale, it should be an adaptation of the novel The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell. Best take on Arthur ever. That one should be R-rated as fuck though, so never gonna happen. I'll just keep on dreaming...
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5:01PM on 03/30/2012

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Tigerland. Thought he did really well and Schumacher was in rare form.
Tigerland. Thought he did really well and Schumacher was in rare form.
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12:54PM on 03/30/2012
Good. Farrell, Oldman, and McAvoy all have way better stuff they should be doing then a Sherlock Holmes ripoff by the director of Fred Claus. As for tidbit, the only answer is In Bruges. God I love that film. CANT WAIT FOR SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS.
Good. Farrell, Oldman, and McAvoy all have way better stuff they should be doing then a Sherlock Holmes ripoff by the director of Fred Claus. As for tidbit, the only answer is In Bruges. God I love that film. CANT WAIT FOR SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS.
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9:31AM on 03/30/2012

what could've been...

this definitely would have been a must-watch if they were able to pull together - [link]

tidbit: fave performance - possibly Phone Booth; fave film - In Bruges
this definitely would have been a must-watch if they were able to pull together - [link]

tidbit: fave performance - possibly Phone Booth; fave film - In Bruges
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9:09AM on 03/30/2012

Can't see it working

Repeating the tone of the new Sherlock movies is not going to happen. The Victorian era was one where a lot of change was happening in a very short time. It was the edge of the modern world. Trying to do that with King Arthur will just be weird.
Repeating the tone of the new Sherlock movies is not going to happen. The Victorian era was one where a lot of change was happening in a very short time. It was the edge of the modern world. Trying to do that with King Arthur will just be weird.
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8:43AM on 03/30/2012

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That one movie where they were filming midgets.
That one movie where they were filming midgets.
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