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YOUNGBLOODS ASSEMBLE IN “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING” TRAILER REVEAL

 



               

An amazing new epic adventure unfolds as 20th Century Fox debuts the first TRAILER of “The Kid Who Would Be King” starring an exciting cast that features Patrick Stewart, Louise Serkis, Rebecca Ferguson, Angus Imrie and Tom Taylor.

Old-school magic meets the modern world in “The King Who Would Be King” when young Alex (Serkis)  stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon joins forces with a band of knights and the legendary wizard Merlin when the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson) threatens the future of mankind.

 

               “The Kid Who Would Be King” opens January 2019 from 20th Century Fox.

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  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    OFFICIAL TRAILER REVEAL “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING”



     

                    A retelling of the Arthurian legend for the iPhone generation, “The Kid Who Would Be King” is a thrilling adventure for the young and the young at heart.

     

                    “The Kid Who Would Be King” follows the adventures of an average school kid Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) draw Excalibur, the magical sword of King Arthur, from a building site and go on a magical quest — with pals old and new — to save Britain from the forces of darkness. Standing in the gang’s way is malevolent enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson), King Arthur’s half-sister, whose belief that the sword is rightfully hers has twisted her to evil. Buried in a tree in the bowels of the Earth by Arthur and his magician Merlin (Sir Patrick Stewart/Angus Imrie), Morgana looks to take back the sword using an army of undead knights and her terrifying ability to shapeshift, buoyed by a deep conviction that she is the true heir to the throne.

     

                    Opening very soon from 20th Century Fox this January 23, check out the film's latest trailer



  • PEx_MoviesPEx_Movies Administrator PEx Moderator

    PATRICK STEWART AS MERLIN IN ACTION FANTASY FAMILY MOVIE “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING”


    Best known globally for his role in the blockbuster X-Men franchise as the powerful Professor Charles Xavier aka Professor X, Patrick Stewart takes on another mighty role from literature and children’s favorite as the wizard Merlin in the family movie “The Kid Who Would Be King.”

    Based on one of the most famous myths of all time, “The Kid Who Would Be King” approaches the legend of King Arthur and his knights in a completely new way, bringing it into the modern world and making it relevant for contemporary audiences.  The thrilling family adventure starts when average school kid Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) draws Excalibur, the magical sword of King Arthur, from a building site and go on a magical quest — with pals old and new — to save Britain from the forces of darkness.

    Arthur’s teacher, the wizard Merlin, is among the most famous characters in literature and the prototype for many characters in popular culture, including Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as Dumbledore and Gandalf. Like the legendary Merlin, the film’s Merlin is a combination of energies — he’s incredibly wise and mystical but also playful and a little bit subversive, capable of lying, manipulating and tricking you.

                    Merlin has been represented on screen many times, and as director Joe Cornish explains: “We wanted to do something different with him, and one of the interesting elements in the myth is the fact that he lives backwards in time. That has been interpreted in different ways, but the way I wanted to approach it was literal – that the older he becomes, the younger he physically is.”

    Stewart recalls, "When I was sent the script, I was immediately intrigued by the whole notion of transferring what is usually looked on as a medieval piece, into modern day, and that the great legendary heroes of the Arthurian stories were children, who are tasked by the young Merlin to take over and challenge the powers of darkness, which are threatening to wreck the United Kingdom."

                    Stewart continues, "One of the big attractions of this project was that I would be working with another actor who was playing the same role, alternating with me as the younger Merlin, which I don’t think I’ve ever done before. I was fascinated with that, so early on I did some work with Angus. We met, and we had a few little experiments that we tried. We both found a passage of Shakespeare that we knew by heart, and so we spoke it in unison, with each one of us trying to imitate the other’s voice. I’d never done anything like that before, and it was a fascinating exercise."

                    A thrilling adventure movie for the whole family, “The Kid Who Would Be King” opens January 23 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox.

     

  • PEx_MoviesPEx_Movies Administrator PEx Moderator

    KING ARTHUR’S HALF-SISTER MORGANA PORTRAYED BY REBECCA FERGUSON IN THE MOVIE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING”

    Filled with action, humour and heart, Joe Cornish’s “The Kid Who Would Be King” is a thrilling adventure for the young and the young at heart.  Based on one of the most famous myths of all time, THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING approaches the legend of King Arthur and his knights in a completely new way, bringing it into the modern world and making it relevant for contemporary audiences.

    The heart of the film is based on the chivalric code that the wizard Merlin teaches young Arthur in the legend.  This is the set of laws that King Arthur’s knights abided by, which dictated earnest moral behavior – honoring the people you love, persevering, refraining from offense and telling the truth.  In the film, Cornish takes that moral code and applies it to modern kids, to see what its value is in today’s world. 

    Standing in the gang’s way is malevolent enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson), King Arthur’s half-sister, whose belief that the sword is rightfully hers has twisted her to evil. Buried in a tree in the bowels of the Earth by Arthur and his magician Merlin (Sir Patrick Stewart/Angus Imrie), Morgana looks to take back the sword using an army of undead knights and her terrifying ability to shapeshift, buoyed by a deep conviction that she is the true heir to the throne.

                    

    One of the most vivid characters in the legend is the sorceress Morgana – King Arthur’s half-sister and illegitimate offspring of a magical birth. Because she has had her inheritance and the sword taken away from her, she becomes evil, jealous, and covetous of the sword, which she believes is rightfully hers. Morgana is trapped by Arthur and Merlin underground, bound into the bowels of the Earth by magic, where she remains dormant for centuries.

    Rebecca Ferguson was shooting on ‘Mission Impossible - Fallout’ with Simon Pegg – a long-time friend and collaborator of Cornish and Park – who suggested Cornish approach her about playing Morgana. Director Cornish was delighted that Ferguson was attracted to the role. “We were very lucky that Rebecca really responded to the material and was excited to play this larger than life role that involved her putting on elaborate prosthetics and transforming into these crazy creatures – breathing fire and flying, and fighting an army of kids. I think she really relished and enjoyed the experience, taking it very seriously and working incredibly hard on her physical movement.  She gave us a huge amount of time and energy, above and beyond the call of duty, and has a phenomenal presence and charisma in the movie.”

     “The Kid Who Would Be King” opens January 23 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox. 

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    FEEL-GOOD FAMILY MOVIE CONTEMPORIZES CLASSIC TALE FOR TODAY’S GENERATION

    IN “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING”

     

                   Arthurian legend comes alive and unleashes the power of imagination in the youth in today’s take on the classic tale in the family movie “The Kid Who Would Be King” starring a multigenerational talented cast that includes Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Dean Chaumoo, Rhianna Doris and Angus Imrie along with Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson.

     

                   Based on one of the most famous myths of all time, “The Kid Who Would Be King” approaches the legend of King Arthur and his knights in a completely new way, bringing it into the modern world and making it relevant for contemporary audiences.

     

                   At the beginning of the movie, when Alex (Serkis) gets punished after trying to save his friend from being bullied, he realizes that however righteous and noble you try to be, the world can still be unjust.” 

     

    When he finds the sword in the stone, the books Alex has read about the myth of Excalibur convince him that he’s the once and future king. But possessing the sword doesn’t actually help him that much. Says director Cornish, “It’s not as if the government is suddenly going to acknowledge his position, it’s not as if there isn’t already a royal family. And the immediate obstacle in front of him is to deal with these undead knights that rise up out of the ground and try to take the sword from him. So he’s a perfectly normal kid who’s suddenly thrust into this massive adventure, while also trying to fill the shoes of King Arthur, who himself found Excalibur when Britain was a lost and leaderless place.  Part of the Arthurian legend is that, through drawing the sword, he unites the country and turns enemies into allies.”

     

    Says Ashbourne Serkis about his character, “Alex lives with his mum and she can’t really spend that much time with him because she has to work. He’s quite disillusioned because his dad’s left them, and he and his one friend Bedders get bullied at school. He thinks there’s no hope, and life’s not going to get any better - he’s just another nobody kid. But then obviously when he stumbles across the sword everything changes.”

     

    While there have been many films which explore Arthurian legend, Rebecca Ferguson says, “I had never seen the story of Arthur as a modern piece, with up-to-date young kids in hoodies and sneakers, with modern, makeshift armor on top of it. It’s a fantastic mixture of old and new, clashing and complimenting in a way which is lovely.”

     

    “The Kid Who Would Be King” is now showing in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox. 

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