The Green Knight set for UK release online and in cinemas
James R | On 03, Sep 2021
After being unexpectedly pulled from the theatrical schedule this summer, The Green Knight now officially has a UK release date once more – and it will be riding on to Amazon Prime Video as well as into cinemas.
The film, which is directed by David Lowery and stars Dev Patel, premiered in the USA on 30th July and was all set to arrive on the big screen on this side of the pond on 6th August. At the last minute, though, the movie disappeared out of sight, with distributor Entertainment Film Distributors evidently concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry, potential audience numbers and, as a result, box office takings.
The word at the time was that a potential pivot to streaming was on the table and now, after weeks of speculation and negotiations, Variety has now confirmed that the movie will be enjoying the best of both worlds, getting a run on the big screen but also reaching out to wider audiences across the country online.
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. 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.
The vivid, eye-catching trailer and stills promise a fresh and bold spin on the knights of the round table, with the cast including Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris and Barry Keoghan. You can see them all in action in cinemas and on Amazon Prime Video, where you can expect a Premium VOD price of around £15.99, on 24th September.
Here’s a trailer from earlier in the year: