Variety recently reported that actor Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond) is set to join the cast of the upcoming King Arthur movie Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. The film is expected to be the first in a series of six films that depict the story of Arthur, with a cast that will be lead by Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim), Astrid Burges-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, I Origins) as Guinevere, and Jude Law (Enemy at the Gates, Sherlock Holmes) as the primary antagonist. Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla) will direct the film from a screenplay by Joby Harold (Awake, Edge of Tomorrow). Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures will distribute the movie, which is expected to hit theaters in 2016.
Pacific Rim opened in theaters last night at 7:00pm and apparently to a pretty big audience. The movie earned an impressive $3.6 million in late night screenings, which has left many concerned that the movie will end up underperforming. World War Z also opened recently to a surprising opening weekend haul, but Disney’s The Lone Ranger failed to make an impression with audiences, even though Disney bought a lot of TV spots for advertisement. Be sure to check back on Monday; I’ll have the weekend box office results.