What if Merlin was Led Zepplin T-Shirt wearing teen who works in fast food joint who turns into Patrick Stewart, what would you do? In Joe Cornish‘s Kid Who Would Be King, the legendary wizard awaits hidden in disguise for the one who would be king. Did he think it would be a kid?
That kid would be the son of Andy Serkis, Louis Ashbourne Serkis. He plays Alex who thinks he’s nobody who gets bullied at School. When he gets chased, he hides in a construction site where he stumbles upon the sword in the stone. The mythical sword of Excalibur which would change his life forever making him become the leader he always wanted to be.
This new Second UK trailer highlight’s the family friendly tone of the film. Attack The Block had a slightly older teen tone, this one is a younger teen. A cast of unknowns pretty much like Cornish previous film, which off course starred a pre-Star Wars John Boyega and Doctor Who herself Jodie Whitakker.
We do like that notion of old meets new especially when old ancient ways find themselves in modern times. Looks fun and we’ll expect a little after the success of Attack The Block. Hopefully fun times…
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.
The film also stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson.
The Kid Who Would Be King will be released in the UK and Ireland from 15th February 2019.Powered by Sidelines