The Green Knight is an American epic fantasy adventure film produced and directed by David Lowery based on the 14th-century Middle English chivalric romance. The anonymous poem is one of the best known Arthurian tales, its plot combining the beheading game and the exchange of winnings. David Lowery's Green Knight is a fantasy re-telling of this classic story in a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's headstrong nephew, played by Dev Patel, who embarks on a quest to confront the gigantic green-skinned stranger who bursts into King Arthur's hall laying down a challenge to the knights. In this fantasy version 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.
The film was originally scheduled for release in 2020 but was cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now due for release in August 2021.
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