Joe Cornish Readies “The Kid Who Would Be King” For February 15 Release

Joe Cornish, who impressed audiences with his writing-directing feature film debut Attack the Block in 2011, will release his second effort, The Kid Who Would Be King, in UK cinemas on February 15.

The Kid Who Would Be King - Joe Cornish

The Kid Who Would Be King, the second film from writer-director Joe Cornish, will arrive in UK cinemas on February 15. The man behind fun alien invasion fantasy-horror Attack The Block, which not only impressed for its clever modernisation of sci-fi convention but introduced audiences to new Star Wars hotshot John Boyega, brings us another contemporary twist on the fantastical.

The Kid Who Would Be King - Joe Cornish

Cornish has again assembled a talented group of up-and-coming British actors (his previous effort also featured new Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker) including Louis Ashbourne Serkis (son of Andy Serkis), Tom Taylor, Dean Chaumoo, Rhianna Dorris and Angus Imrie, alongside Rebecca Ferguson and Sir Patrick Stewart, in an adventurous tale about old school magic meeting the modern world.

The Kid Who Would Be King - Joe Cornish

Alex (Serkis), just another kid in a sleepy neighbourhood, sees his life dramatically change when he happens across the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. This sets in motion a series of events that require him to unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights to take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the help of legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

The Kid Who Would Be King arrives in UK cinemas February 15, 2019.

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