Also featuring Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen and Eric Bana, the movie is set for theatrical release on May 12. It is billed as an "iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur's journey from the streets to the throne."
"When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown," said the synopsis that accompanied Saturday's 2 1/2-minute preview. "Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside-down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy... whether he likes it or not."