Arthur & Merlin is a 2015 British feature film, directed by Marco van Belle. We catch up with Kirk Barker, who plays Arthur, Stefan Butler playing Merlin and Paul Osborne, the Executive producer of the film at Hobbitcon, Germany. The film has its first showing at Hobbitcon in front of an invited audience before being release to the public.
The film is an epic fantasy adventure of good against evil, that tells the story of these two iconic characters as you’ve never seen them before. The film stars Kirk Barker as Arthur and Stefan Butler as Merlin.
The script, written by Marco van Belle and Kat Wood, was inspired by the same Celtic tales that J.R.R. Tolkien read as a young man, and presents a compelling new origins story for these two iconic characters.
In dark ages Britain, a time of myth and magic, a Saxon force attacks the Celtic people from the East. But they are not the only threat the Celts face. A powerful druid, Aberthol, secretly plots to destroy them. He controls the ailing King Vortigern, and leads the Celts to their slaughter. But hope is not lost…
Arthur, an outspoken young warrior captain, will not see his people fall. Fiercely loyal to the King, Arthur is banished by the druid. Determined to save the King and his people, Arthur sets out to find Merlin, a boy whose life he saved many years ago… a boy with seemingly magical powers, feared dead when he was forced to flee into the dangerous and forbidden Wynar Forest.
In the forest, young Merlin lost all connection to humanity and immersed himself in the forest’s ancient magic, growing up to become a hermit wizard. Merlin agrees to help Arthur only when he discovers that Arthur is in possession of a sword from legend, a sword with a destiny only Merlin can understand…
Together, Arthur and Merlin embark on a heroic quest to stop the druid and save the King and their people – before the Celts are overrun by Saxons and become a mere myth themselves.
Watch the interview with the cast and crew and stay tuned, because we have a big surprise coming soon!