20th Century FOX released the official trailer for “The Kid Who Would Be King,” an epic-fantasy set to release in the new year. In the film, Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). The studio teases the story adding, “With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.”
The film itself was written and directed by Joe Cornish and Produced by Nira Park, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner. Starring alongside Louis Ashbourne Serkis, are Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart. Fantasy fans can watch the official trailer below, thanks to a quick upload from the studio to YouTube. It will be interesting to see if 20th Century FOX can launch a new franchise with the film, the last franchise from the studio near this targeted demo was “The Maze Runner,” which made $948M worldwide. While the first installment did well for the studio, the second and third installment failed to reach the original’s $348M worldwide high in theaters.
“The Kid Who Would Be King” is scheduled to hit theaters on January 25, 2019.
Other films set to release in January include Sony Pictures’ “Escape Room” with Deborah Ann Woll and Tyler Labine; “A Dog’s Way Home” with Ashley Judd and Edward James Olmos; M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” with Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson; and Steven Knight’s “Serenity” with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, and Diane Lane.