Guy Ritchie in talks to direct Excalibur? Guy Ritchie is in talks to direct an upcoming retelling of Excalibur. The director will reportedly lead the Warren Ellis-penned feature, which is a retelling of the Arthurian tale. Ellis’ script is in competition with another Excalibur project currently in the works though according to Ellis, the scripts differ “from the prior 751 King Arthur movies in many ways, but perhaps most obviously in that it is very specifically about the gathering of the Knights”. Production of the film is expected to begin later this year.