There have been so many King Arthur movies in recent years, the last one to make it to the big screen, Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword bombed big time. People know the tale, and most are quite bored by what the ancient legend has to offer. Now, director Joe Cornish, the guy behind the cult favorite Attack the Block, is back, and he's about to change that in a big way with The Kid Who Would Be King.
On January 25th, the legend comes to life like never before. 20th Century Fox has released the new trailer for The Kid Who Would Be King, which tells the story of a young boy who has never believed that he is anything special, until he discovers an ancient legend that he can't even believe is true. He must bring his schoolmates together, uniting with a mythical icon from a bygone era, to battle a dangerous ancient threat. If this kid succeeds, he'll become something more than just a body, he'll become a legend.
The film is written and directed by Joe Cornish and stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, with Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart. The movie is produced by Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner. 20th Century Fox has released this synopsis.
Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure The Kid Who Would Be King. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.
Joe Cornish made his directorial debut with Attack the Block way back in 2011. Under the tutelage of acclaimed director Edgar Wright, the two set out to create Ant-Man for Marvel, collaborating on the screenplay. That project fell apart, with Wright disbanding as director and Cornish's screenplay being turned over to various other parties. It took seven years before Cornish was behind the camera again, for his second feature film The Kid Who Would Be King. In the meantime he did appear uncredited as a Resistance Trooper in Disney's The Last Jedi. He also kicked around the idea of either directing Star Trek 3 or Masters of the Universe, both movies which he ultimately passed up.
The Kid Who Would Be King puts a magical twist on the classic A Kid in King Arthur's Court, which itself is a spin on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court from Mark Twain. Those versions had a person from the present transported to ancient Camelot. This new movie brings the legend to modern day, and it looks like a lot of fun.
You can check out the trailer direct from 20th Century Fox. We also have the brand new poster featuring the young up and coming cast of misfits, along with several character posters.