Twentieth Century Fox have released a new clip of the modern-day retelling of Excalibur.
Joe Cornish’s packed adventure is released next month and today, Twentieth Century Fox have released a brand new clip ahead of the films release. The Kid Who Would Be King features strong cast with Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson as the more senior members of the cast and a whole range of new and exciting talent, including rising star Louis Ashbourne Serkis and the film tells the modern-day story of Excalibur.
Just in case any of us have forgotten the tale of the sword in the stone, The Kid Who Would Be King follows Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) who stumbles upon finding Excalibur, the mythical sword in the stone. Alex must unite with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart) if they are to stand any chance against the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson) as Alex discovers he has to become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.
In the clip, we see Alex and his friends in training with a young Merlin, played by Angus Imrie, with trees coming to life and swords multiplying, so it’s a bit of a strange new clip. Check it out below.
The story of Excalibur has been explored many times in cinema. Disney’s The Sword In The Stone (1963), King Arthur (2004) with Clive Owen taking on the legendary role and of course, Excalibur (1967) are all remembered favourably in terms of big screen adaptions. More recently however, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, Guy Ritchie’s version of the tale bombed at the box office and is more remembered for having David Beckham in it, than anything else and so maybe the time is right for Cornish to deliver his new retelling of the legend of Excalibur. It could even be a great film to take the kids to!
The Kid Who Would Be King is released on February 15th by Twentieth Century Fox.