A few hours after word that “Paradise Lost” has been delayed at least several months due to budget retooling, now comes word that Warner Brothers’ “Arthur and Lancelot” is facing a budgetary crisis reports Deadline.
Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman have been cast in the titular roles in this David Dobkin-scripted effort. However what started as a $90 million contemporary style re-imagining of the legend has the studio worried that the cost could blow out to as much as $130 million – too much for a film with two unproven leads.
Warners paid $2 million to acquire Dobkin’s script and essentially discarded two other Arthur-themed projects it had in development – one with Bryan Singer and another with Guy Ritchie, with the latter’s likely to get pushed forward if this ‘Arthur’ doesn’t proceed.
The studio has apparently invited Dobkin to set the picture up elsewhere if he can.