Variety has confirmed that Guy Ritchie is attached to a King Arthur adaptation at Warner Bros. They say John Hodges (Trainspotting, The Seeker) is writing the screenplay but there’s no mention of Warren Ellis’ Excalibur treatment, or even the title Excalibur at all.
I find that strange. Do we presume it’s bad reporting from Variety, or is this a separate project all-together and WB have dumped Ellis’ pitch? The story says it’ll be a “re-imagining” of the Arthur mythology, which doesn’t help us. Here’s my original story.