As a fan of John Boorman’s bloody epic Excalibur , TF was interested to see what a modern-day retelling of the King Arthur legend would look like.
Sadly, Bryan Singer’s update of the 1981 film has been shelved by Warner Bros. in favour of a different Arthurian tale.
“Yeah, unfortunately it is no longer going to happen,” Singer told SFX at the annual Sitges Film Festival. “I was really enthused to do it. I’m a fan of John Boorman’s movie and it was my intention to get it going after Jack The Giant Killer was completed.”
“The project was with Warner Bros and what happened is that another King Arthur project was brought to them during that time. Basically, it was just more ready to go into production than ours was. That is why our version of Excalibur ended up being negated.”
Singer isn’t letting the disappointment get to him, mind.
“When that happened, it allowed me to go straight into developing Battlestar Galactica – which I think will be really exciting.”