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Guy Ritchie to direct Warren Ellis' Excalibur treatment?

Mar. 4, 2010by: Niki Stephens
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After passing on a LOBO adaptation, Guy Ritchie might center his talents on Excalibur.

No, this is not the remake of 1981's EXCALIBUR that Bryan Singer was attached to. This happens to be the Warren Ellis' Excalibur treatment set up with Hollywood Gang production (co-producers of 300).

Ellis explained that his story was a bit different from others because it is more specifically about the gathering of the Knights.

Both Excalibur films are set up with Warner Brothers and are in the script stage. Which version will come out first? I'm putting money on the Ellis treatment. If they get the right person on the script and Ritchie to direct, consider that shit sold. Even though this is just a treatment from Ellis, I'm sure it's worthy. The guy is a great comic writer. Right now, another treatment that's been adapted from Ellis called RED starring Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman is currently being filmed.

Honestly, I'd rather pass on a remake. A new take on it from Ellis has my vote between the two.

Extra Tidbit: Ellis actually did a comic with Marvel called Excalibur. Sort of an X-Men off shoot with Captain Britain. Excalibur was the name of the team.
Source: Pajiba

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6:54PM on 03/04/2010

what the NEED to do is make a tv show for planetary.

planetary is easily the greatest comic story of all time.
planetary is easily the greatest comic story of all time.
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7:03PM on 03/04/2010

frag him for delaying Lobo

the fool
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10:29PM on 03/04/2010
Even if it was the remake Ritchie is one of the few people I'd trust to breathe new life into it. As an unrelated Arthurian project it's even better. King Arthur is one of those legends that is so rich with lore that somebody ought to be able to make something decent out of it. As it stands I haven't seen a truly worthy (albeit flawed) telling since Boorman's, although "First Knight" and "King Arthur" did have their moments.
Even if it was the remake Ritchie is one of the few people I'd trust to breathe new life into it. As an unrelated Arthurian project it's even better. King Arthur is one of those legends that is so rich with lore that somebody ought to be able to make something decent out of it. As it stands I haven't seen a truly worthy (albeit flawed) telling since Boorman's, although "First Knight" and "King Arthur" did have their moments.
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11:38PM on 03/04/2010
You had me at Warren Ellis.
You had me at Warren Ellis.
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8:55AM on 03/05/2010
I would've been worried about Guy Ritchie directing Warren Ellis' version of Excalibur, though they both share a passion for grade A potty-mouth, but after Sherlock Holmes I was impressed enough with Ritchie to be keen to see what their pairing can produce. Warren Ellis is cool, regardless.
I would've been worried about Guy Ritchie directing Warren Ellis' version of Excalibur, though they both share a passion for grade A potty-mouth, but after Sherlock Holmes I was impressed enough with Ritchie to be keen to see what their pairing can produce. Warren Ellis is cool, regardless.
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