The Green Knight may not be a huge blockbuster but it hasn't been any less anticipated which only rose when the film was delayed from it's original 2020 release date following the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, it was supposed to make it's world premiere at last year's SXSW Film Festival. As it turns out though, director/writer David Lowery found this ultimately a blessing as, in a new interview with Vanity Fair, he concluded “Sometimes movies just aren’t ready." With that, Lowery has confirmed that he has completely recut the film that people would have seen last year, “ Sir perhaps trying to better adapt the poem (Gawain and the Green Knight) of which the story is based on. He noted the new cut is slower and a “slower, more patient” version of the tale while also noting Alicia Vikander's dual role got more attention this time around. Why did he ultimately do this? In his own words:
“I just gave myself permission to dig back into the movie, unlock it, and rework the entire thing. I found the affection I needed to cut it with love in my heart instead of disappointment and hate. It’s different—it’s much better.”
The film is finally set to hit theaters at the end of this month (July 30th). Hopefully, Lowery has perfected the film he wanted to tell and audiences are in for a truly memorable cinematic experience. The Green Knight co-stars Dev Patel, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan and Ralph Ineson. Stay tuned!