When it comes to live-action adventure movies for kids, quality options are few and far between and nowhere near as abundant or exciting as they were in the ’80s and ’90s. But director Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) is hoping to spice things up for families early next year with a medieval, magical adventure that actually does something interesting with the myth of King Arthur.
The Kid Who Would Be King follows a kid named Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) who stumbles upon Excalibur, the mythical sword once wielded by King Arthur. Suddenly he finds himself in the middle of a battle for the fate of the world as the wizard Merlin (in the body of a teen school boy) warns him that the enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson) is on the verge of entering the world of the living and wreaking havoc. Read More »
Every now and then, a movie comes along that has remained mostly under the radar until it’s time for the marketing campaign to kick off. And that appears to be exactly what happened with a new fantasy adventure from 20th Century Fox coming in 2019.
The Kid Who Would Be King just released the first teaser poster, and upon first inspection it looks like a teaser poster for a Thor movie that has a kid in the lead for some reason. But this movie is actually something more intriguing than that. Read More »
When filmmaker Joe Cornish burst onto the scene with his terrific sci-fi thriller Attack the Block back in 2011, I was convinced he’d be the next big thing. But that was just before it became common Hollywood practice to hand massive studio franchises to guys who had just one film on their resumes, and while Cornish has been credited with some screenplays since 2011, he hasn’t directed another feature yet. Everyone who’s seen Attack the Block knows just how unfortunate that is.
But fear not: after six years, it sounds like Cornish is finally getting the chance to get behind the camera once again for a movie called The Kid Who Would Be King.
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