The Green Knight, starring Dev Patel in the lead role, has been pulled from UK cinemas owing to Covid concerns.
The medieval fantasy epic was scheduled for theatrical release on 6 August. However, due to a surge of COVID cases in the UK, the Entertainment Film Distributors have decided to hold the release temporarily.
The Green Knight is set in Arthurian times and follows Sir Gawain, a knight of the Round Table, and based on the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Patel plays Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men.
The synopsis continues: “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. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the Round Table.”
Alongside Patel, The Green Knight also stars Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris and more. David Lowery has written, directed, produced, and edited the film.
While the film has been stalled in the UK, it will release in US cinemas on 30 July as planned.
Watch the The Green Knight official trailer here: