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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Cast Talks Writer/Director Joe Cornish’s Process in Exclusive Clip

We at Collider are happy to bring you an exclusive clip from the home video release of one of 2019’s most delightful films thus far, The Kid Who Would Be King. The original fantasy film was written and directed by Joe Cornish and stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis as a young boy who stumbles upon Excalibur and must use his knowledge of the King Arthur legend to save England once more. In this exclusive bonus features clip, the cast and crew shower Cornish with praise and talk about his enthusiasm for making the film. The Kid Who Would Be King
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The Kid Who Would Be King Arrives on 4K Ultra-hd, Blu-ray and DVD April 16th

The Kid Who Would Be KingArrives on 4K Ultra-hd, Blu-ray and DVD April 16

Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic family-friendly adventure,The Kid Who Would Be King. Alex thinks he’s just another nobody,getting bullied at school and told what to do by his teachers,until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, with the help of the legendary wizard Merlin, he must unite his friends and school yard enemies into an alliedband of knights to defeat the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be and save the world.

The Kid Who Would Be King stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, and Dean Chaumoo

Touted as, “One of the best kids’ adventure movies in recent memory”, and CertifiedFresh on Rotten Tomatoes®,

The Kid Who Would Be King arrives on 4K Ultra-hd,
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New to Streaming: ‘The Beaches of Agnès,’ ‘Glass,’ ‘Stories We Tell,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

The Beaches of Agnès (Agnès Varda)

One week ago today we learned the news of cinematic pioneer Agnès Varda’s passing. Along with countless heartfelt appreciations, a few services are making it easier to see her films, namely Mubi. They are currently streaming a trio of her works: The Beaches of Agnès, Jacquot De Nantes, and Salut Les Cubains. Today we’re spotlighting her 2008 documentary, which takes a playful, emotional look at her upbringing and filmmaking career in a deeply personal way. – Jordan R.

Where to Stream: Mubi (free for 30 days)

Drift (Helena Wittmann)

A few minutes into Helena Wittmann’s Drift, two young ladies sit at
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Family Fantasy ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Hits Blu-Ray And DVD In April

The Kid Who Would Be King, the latest film from Attack the Block filmmaker and screenwriter Joe Cornish hits 4K Ultra-hd, Blu-ray, and DVD on April 16. The feature made $25 million worldwide.

The feature centers on Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis), a youth who discovers he has abilities beyond his belief after he wields the mythical Sword [...]

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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review

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Stars: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Angus Imrie, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Noma Dumezweni, Rebecca Ferguson, Mark Bonnar | Written and Directed by Joe Cornish

Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis 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 (Sir Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

Joe Cornish returns, as director, to cinema screens following an eight-year absence after his critically acclaimed hit Attack of the Block in 2011. His long anticipated and gestating follow up is the rather, on the surface level underwhelming, announcement of a child-friendly adaption
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UK box office preview: 'The Kid Who Would Be King' faces battle to conquer 'The Lego Movie 2'

UK box office preview: 'The Kid Who Would Be King' faces battle to conquer 'The Lego Movie 2'
Joe Cornish returns with his second feature.

Joe Cornish’s sophomore feature The Kid Who Would Be King opens in UK cinemas this weekend, with Warner Bros’ sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part currently holding the number one spot.

Cornish previously directed 2011 inner city sci-fi Attack The Block starring Screen Star of Tomorrow 2011 John Boyega. The film opened to £1.1m in May 2011 with a £3,221 screen average, going on to hit £2.5m in the UK.

Fantasy adventure The Kid Who Would Be King stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis (son of actor Andy Serkis) as a young boy who discovers he
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Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure The Kid Who Would Be King. 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). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

Featuring British rising stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris and Angus Imrie, alongside Sir Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson and directed by Joe Cornish, The Kid Who Would Be King arrives in UK cinemas Friday!

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Exclusive: We chat to the kids – and adults – behind The Kid Who Would be King

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Based on the story of the sword in the stone, The Kid Who Would Be King marks the first directorial endeavour for Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish. To celebrate its release, we sat down with the filmmaker himself, as well as all of the leading cast-members form this adventurous British production.

We met the four leading kids – such as Louis Ashbourne Serkis, , as well as Merlin himself, Angus Imrie, and the wonderful Rebecca Ferguson, who plays the film’s primary antagonist Morgana.

Watch all interviews in the videos below:

Synopsis

Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

The Kid Who Would Be King is released on February 15th.
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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review: Dir. Joe Cornish (2019)

The Kid Who Would Be King review: Joe Cornish, of Adam and Joe fame, arrives with his sophomoric effort in The Kid Who Would Be King. After receiving cult status by slamming an alien invasion in the middle of South London, Cornish seems to be up to his old tricks by having fantasy elements invade modern day London. It’s a recipe that sounds as though it can’t fail, an Arthurian legend retold in a London secondary school by a well loved comedic writer. ’80s nostalgia is also all the rage, and Cornish’s script definitely takes inspiration from those child focused adventures where the youth are plunged into perilous situations.

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The Kid Who Would Be King isn’t devoid of charm, but it certainly lacks a distinctive voice. It’s pacing and characterisation are constructed in such a way that this feels like a quaint
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Fionn Whitehead, Naomi Ackie, Hannah John-Kamen, Olive Jackson-Cohen & more Newport Beach Red Carpet

The guests walked the red carpet for the annual UK honours event of the Newport Beach Film Festival held at the Langham Hotel in London on the 7th of February, 2019.

We speak to Fionn Whitehead about being the new Batman, Naomi Ackie about Star Wars Episode IX, Ellie Bamber about Les Miserables for the BBC, Hannah John-Kamen about Ant-Man and the Wasp and much more.

Attendees included Julian Fellowes, John Lloyd, Lily Cole, Rob Brydon, Richard Dormer, Laura Carmichael, Naomi Ackie, Fionn Whitehead, Hannah John-Kamen, Ellie Bamber, Raffey Cassidy, Joivan Wade, Paapa Essiedu, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jeff Pope, Jessica Swale, Jon S. Baird, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Louis Ashbourne Serkis.

Scott Davis and David Sztypuljak were on the red carpet asking the questions.

Newport Beach Film Festival UK Honours Red Carpet Interviews

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The Casual Cinecast Reviews The Kid Who Would Be King!

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Joe Cornish's follow up to Attack The Block came out this week! Check out The Casual Cinecast's review of The Kid Who Would Be King

As always, before diving into their feature review, The Casual Cinecast does their "What's On Our Minds?" segment where they discuss the film/TV they've been consuming over the last week. Mike saw the bizzarely fascinating and trainwreck-y Serenity starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway! Chris has started and is loving the Starz series Outlander! Justin watched a ton over the last week including the 2016 anime A Silent Voice, the recent Best Picture nominee Vice and then watched Orson Welles' follow up to Citizen Kane and notoriously "butchered by the studios" film, The Magnificent Ambersons

Then the guys jump into the feature review of Joe Cornish's The Kid Who Would Be King which stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis and, as usual, features a spoiler-free
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Watch: New Featurette For The Incoming ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

A new featurette for Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King has landed online ahead of its release in February. Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor and Rhianna Dorris are amongst the cast of the film, which also stars Sir Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson and Angus Imrie.

The new featurette is titled ‘Epic’ and can be seen in the player below. First, here’s the official synopsis.

Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure The Kid Who Would Be King. 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). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.
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Fox to lose $50 million on The Kid Who Would Be King

It looks like we already have our first major box office bust of 2019, with Attack the Block director Joe Cornish’s second film The Kid Who Would Be King reportedly looking at a loss of around $50 million for studio 20th Century Fox.

The fantasy adventure film stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis as a young boy who stumbles upon King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur and finds himself tasked with assembling a new Round Table to protect the world from the enchantress Morgan le Fay (Rebecca Ferguson).

The Kid Who Would Be King opened in the United States this past weekend with just $7 million from 3,521 screens across the country; add in international receipts of $3.3 million and the $59 million-budgeted movie has pulled in just over $10 million to date.

According to Variety, when you take its expensive marketing costs into account Fox is looking at a hit of around $50 million from its theatrical release.
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The Kid Who Would Be King Is 2019's First Big Bomb

We have our first major box office flop of 2019. The Kid Who Would Be King, Fox's new kid-friendly take on the legend of King Arthur is, unfortunately, going to walk away with the distinction. The movie opened this past weekend and its numbers were far from impressive for almost any movie, let alone a giant fantasy blockbuster with a huge marketing budget. With that taken into account, Fox could stand to lose tens of millions of dollars as a result.

According to insiders at rival studios, the movie could lose as much as $50 million. As of this writing, it's grossed just $10.8 million worldwide, including $7.5 million domestically. Granted, it still has quite a few markets to open in around the world, including the United Kingdom, where it's expected to have a reasonably large audience. For what it's worth, insiders at Fox dispute the $50 million figure, which doesn't account for home
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‘Glass’ to Remain at No. 1 With $16 Million

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‘Glass’ to Remain at No. 1 With $16 Million
In a weekend dominated by holdovers, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” will likely top the box office again in its second frame with an estimated $16 million.

The third part in a trilogy that includes “Unbreakable” and “Split” has earned $59 million domestically and nearly $54 million internationally since its debut despite generally unfavorable reviews. If estimates hold, its weekend two haul would mark a 60% decline from its $40 million debut.

One of two wide releases for the weekend, “The Kid Who Would Be King” is opening at 3,521 North American sites and drew $1.7 million on Friday. It should take in about $6.8 million through Sunday. The fantasy film hails from “Attack the Block” director Joe Cornish, who also wrote the script.

Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson, and Patrick Stewart star in “The Kid Who Would Be King,” which follows a young boy who finds King Arthur’s legendary sword and must stop an
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Film Review: A Boy’s Adventure in ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

Chicago – The marketing of this film keeps mentioning the 1980s cult film ‘The Goonies,’ but this British based “school mates” adventure is rooted more in King Arthur and “The Sword in the Stone.” A boy’s grand adventure plays out with themes of what is at stake in a delightful “The Kid Who Would Be King.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The film is well written, well cast and executed with heart and excitement. It’s a pity that the inevitable overindulgence in computer generated images had to be present, but for once it was balanced with some decent storytelling and “analog” wizardry. It’s like “The Goonies” only in the sense that it’s a kid’s quest, with nary an adult involved. But the mythology associated with the quest is pure British, expanding upon the King Arthur legend and lessening the Disney effect by creating its own tale of kings and knights.
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‘Glass’ to Top Slow Box Office Weekend With $16 Million

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‘Glass’ to Top Slow Box Office Weekend With $16 Million
The second weekend of M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” will handily repeat as the winner of a mild North American weekend box office with about $16 million at 3,844 sites, early estimates showed Friday.

Despite mostly negative reviews, “Glass” has racked up $54 million in its first week. It’s a sequel to both “Unbreakable” and “Split” with Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy reprising their roles in the offbeat thriller.

The third weekend of the Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston dramedy “The Upside” is projected to lead the rest of the pack with about $10 million, followed by the opening of Fox’s fantasy-comedy “The Kid Who Would Be King” in the $8 million to $9 million range at 3,521 locations. “The Kid” stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis (son of Andy Serkis) as an adolescent who finds King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur. Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart also star.

Warner Bros.’ sixth weekend of its
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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'The Kid Who Would Be King,' 'Serenity' and More

In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'The Kid Who Would Be King,' 'Serenity' and More
This week's movie offerings are filled with adventure and action.

The Kid Who Would Be King features a young boy (newcomer Louis Ashbourne Serkis) who finds himself having to fight against an evil force.

More films hitting theaters include Serenity, a dramatic thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and In Like Flynn, starring Thomas Cocquerel as Errol Flynn. Hitting select theaters are The Invisibles, Jihadists and Never Look Away.

Read on to find out more about the movies and what The Hollywood Reporter’s reviewers had to say about the movies that they have screened.
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The Kid Who Would Be King – Review

This week the multiplex presents another retelling of a familiar, romantic legend. You may be wondering whether we’re going to endure another revival of Robin Hood since the stench of that abomination from two months ago has finally cleared from theatres (last week it garnered several well-earned Razzie nominations). No we’re not going to that exact time frame, for this new film starts a bit before, then jumps (leaps and bounds really) to the present day. It’s somehow a reboot and retelling of the story of Arthur, complete with knights, wizards, dragons, and that magical sword Excalibur, of course. And this time it’s a lad of thirteen or fourteen years, Alex, who is The Kid Who Would Be King.

This adventure starts with some backstory, namely a spiffy animated prologue rendered in the style of old pen and ink illustrations which whittles down the Arthurian legend to the basics,
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Can The Kid Who Would Be King Smash Through Glass at the Box Office?

Can The Kid Who Would Be King Smash Through Glass at the Box Office?
Last weekend saw the release of the year's first legitimate blockbuster with Glass, which fell slightly short of expectations, but still managed to bring in $40.3 million during its debut, which was a very solid start for M. Night Shyamalan's latest. This weekend sees a pair of newcomers on opposite ends of the spectrum with The Kid Who Would Be King and Serenity. The former, a large-scale family-friendly take on the legend of King Arthur, the latter, an indie with some serious star power. But can either take down Glass? Almost definitely not.

Glass will once again win the weekend, barring some sort of Shyamalan plot twist we can't possibly predict, with between $16 and $20 million. Critics weren't terribly kind to the finale of the Unbreakable/Split trilogy, but audiences seemed to enjoy it just a little bit more. It will be interesting to see how that affects its holdover heading into its second weekend.
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