A few weeks ago I watched Excalibur for the first time for many years. It used to be one of my favourite films, but now I found it too long and badly acted. Bizarrely the deviations from the “canonical” Arthurian legends didn’t bother me as much as they used to.
But it got me thinking that it was probably about time for a new film based on the Arthurian legends. I even started to think that as someone who has been fascinated by the story for as long as I can remember, I could probably have a good attempt at writing a screenplay. I dug out my copy of Morte D’Arthur in preparation.
Then in today’s Guardian there’s an interview (which I can’t find on their web site) with Keira Knightly which mentions that she’s currently in Ireland filming King Arthur. Sounds like this is going to be one those “historically accurate” retellings, a bit like Arthur of the Britons. Personally I’d prefer something based on The Mists of Avalon.
But anyway, it’s something to cross off my todo list without actually having to do anything :)
 Actually there was a recent film of The Mists of Avalon but as far as I know it’s never been shown in the UK.