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'The dream of what could be': 'Excalibur' set for remake by Bryan Singer

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Excalibur Hollywood's remake department may doze, but they never close. Up next: A remake of 1981's King Arthur tale Excalibur, with Bryan Singer producing and possibly directing.

The original film was directed by John Boorman and featured a ton of then-relatively unknown actors who'd go on to make it big, including Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne and Patrick Stewart. Of course, those were the supporting roles. "King Arthur" was played by Nigel Terry and "Merlin" was tackled by Nicol Williamson.

If Singer's name sounds familiar and newsworthy, it might be because he's signed on to direct a produce a Battlestar Galactica movie, says the Hollywood Reporter. No casting decisions have been made yet for Excalibur.

TOP 5 MEMORABLE LINES FROM EXCALIBUR:

5. "I was not born to live a man's life, but to be the stuff of future memory."

4. "Come father. Let us embrace at last."

3. "When a man lies, he murders some part of the world."

2. "Remember, there's always something cleverer than yourself."

1. "Now, once more, I must ride with my knights to defend what was, and the dream of what could be."

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