Action Adventure Film ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ to Launch in UAE Cinemas on 24th January 2019
A modern take on the medieval classic brings magic, action and special effects with a strong star cast led by Director Joe Cornish
13 January 2019 – Releasing in UAE cinemas on 24th January ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ is an action adventure film written and directed by Joe Cornish whose past works include Ant-Man and Hot Fuzz. The film stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible Fallout), and the legendary Patrick Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Wolverine and Logan).
The film, sure to be a hit with the entire family, centres around Alex (Serkis), an ordinary boy who is picked on at school and who does not appear to be very special at all. However, that soon changes when he finds and pulls King Arthur’s famous sword Excalibur from a stone. He discovers that he is destined to form a new round table for an upcoming battle with the medieval villain Morgana (Ferguson), who summons evil forces to rule the world. The wizard Merlin (played by Stewart and Imrie) assists Alex in his quest along with an unlikely group of school friends who form to make the Knights of the Round Table
Speaking of the film, Stewart comments: “’The Kid Who Would be King’ has drama on such a scale that was completely unexpected and will be very, very exciting. There are really quite scary elements of danger in the movie but they are also surrounded by a world of fantasy. Even though we are in the 21st Century, there is a sense that just around the corner is a medieval world of magic.”
Stewart’s latest role as iconic wizard Merlin throws old school magic into a very contemporary world and watches the sparks fly. Sporting rubber boots and a Led Zeppelin t-shirt, Stewart’s eccentric Merlin offers guidance to four British school kids who, armed with King Arthur’s magical sword Excalibur, battle evil for the not insignificant matter of the fate of the world as we know it.
Full of huge action, big laughs and a whole lot of heart, the film takes the legends of chivalry and honour and makes them modern as a new breed of knight swaps an iPhone for a broadsword.