The legend of King Arthur and the sword in the stone is set to return, in the very fun looking The Kid Who Would Be King.
Part of the reason it looks so fun may very well be that it comes from the writer and director of the extremely ace Attack the Block, Joe Cornish. Another reason may be that we just don’t have enough of these rollicking kids adventure movies showing up anymore.
Louis Ashbourne Serkis (yes, Andy’s kid) plays 12-year-old Alex. While he thinks he’s just like any other kid, fate has plans for him – and that fate is revealed when he stumbles upon Excalibur, the mythical sword in the stone that isn’t in there anymore because Alex pulls it out. Now, it’s up to Alex and a band of friends, enemies and the great wizard Merlin (who’s hanging out in the body of another school kid) to unite in order to save the world from wicked enchantress Morgana. Hopefully Alex has hidden leadership qualities…
As well as Serkis, the cast includes Rebecca Ferguson as Morgana and Patrick Stewart as Merlin (when he’s not inhabiting a teenager’s body).
The Kid Who Would Be King is currently set for an Australian release on January 17.