The Green Knight trailer: Watch Dev Patel battle giants with a big axe!

After a year hold-up, The Green Knight, David Lowery (A Ghost Story) and A24’s retelling of the timeless King Arthur legend, will finish its journey to theaters. An eye-popping brand-new trailer dropped on Tuesday in advance of its July 30 release.

The Green Knight is a retelling of the poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” notoriously equated from Middle English by J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1920s. Based upon the trailer, Lowery’s movie appears to be a faithful, however scary adjustment. The initial story follows Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), the youngest member of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table and his misadventures on a mission to honor a deal he struck with a huge treelike knight (Ralph Ineson).

In the trailer we see Gawain’s preliminary conference with the Green Knight, in which the being deals him a gorgeous axe. However there’s a catch: Sir Gawain will strike the giant when with the axe to keep it, however one year from that day, Gawain should satisfy the Green Knight at a chapel to get one blow in return.

While the movie appears to keep the majority of those plot information the very same, Lowery has actually removed method back from the gallantry and magic of the initial romantic poem, in favor of a much darker and more ominous tone. Similar to the initial story, it appears we’ll invest the majority of our time following Gawain in his mission for the green chapel, throughout which he fulfills all way of beasts, Kings, and temptations.

The Green Knight was initially arranged for release in 2015 — which is why there’s currently a tabletop RPG variation of the film — nevertheless, supplier A24 picked to postpone it throughout the coronavirus pandemic in hopes of offering it a bigger theatrical release when more cities were open.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.