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A24 and A Ghost Story‘s David Lowery are relatively silent about the filmmaker’s most recent project, but using its May 29 launch in the horizon, the supplier has introduced the very first trailer for The Green Knight plus it seems –for want of a better term –sick as fuck. Loosely based upon the 14twentieth century Arthurian legend Sir Gawain And The Green Knight, the movie follows King Arthur’s reckless nephew, Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), since he concludes to face the Exotic Green Knight–an imposing, enigmatic figure with green(ish) skin performed The Witch‘s Ralph Ineson.

That confrontation is not quite the focus of the trailer, which will be an effective job of introducing us into the movie’s tone and aesthetic–it is a Middle Ages play, surely, but it leans to the dark dream of everything, and there is an uncanny, somewhat gnarly vibe to the whole thing. Arthurian legend with a dash of folk terror, possibly (hopefully?) , kind of reminiscent of Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth and (together with the timber paintings and natural configurations ) Midsommar. Regardless of this ends up being, we are going into the vibe which trailer is compelling.

View it below.

Here is a formal synopsis:

An epic fantasy adventure based on the classic 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 face the Exotic Green Knight, a colossal emerald-skinned stranger and Chairman of guys. Gawain claims with witches, witches, thieves, and schemers in what’s a more profound trip to specify his personality and prove his value in the eyes of his loved ones and kingdom by confronting the greatest challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery includes an original and daring spin on a timeless tale by the knights of the round table.

The Green Knight also stars Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Barry Keoghan, Sean Harris (as King Arthur), Kate Dickie (The Witch reunion!) , Sarita Choudhury, and Erin Kellyman.