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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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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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Blood Window Pinamar 2019: Second Annual Genre Fest Invades The Small Town in Coastal Argentina

Our friends at Blood Window in Argentina are once again preparing to roll into the coastal town of Pinamar, a little south of Buenos Aires, for the sophomore run of The Fantasy and Horror Film Festival Blood Window Pinamar. Lee Cronin’s Christopher (The Hole in the Ground) will open the festival, the story of a mother and her son, whose strange behavior may be linked to a sinkhole in the forest. A couple of titles that have obviously come by way of our friends at Yellow Veil Pictures, I Trapped The Devil and Harpoon, will play at the fest. And Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King is coming to the festival as well. Other international titles playing at the festival include In...

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Masters of the Universe Begins Shooting in Late Summer

It was just a few days ago that we passed along word that Sony and Band of Robbers directing duo Aaron and Adam Nee's new big-budget reboot of Mattel's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe flick may have snagged its lead. Supposedly, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, The Fosters and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser star Noah Centineo is in talks to play He-Man. And today we have word that, regardless of who ends up playing Prince Adam and/or He-Man, this new movie will begin shooting in Prague on August 19th.

It's about time this reboot got to the shooting stage as a reimagining of Masters of the Universe has been teased for as long as I can remember. Actually, it has really only been a big project in Hollywood since 2007 when rumors were circling that Face-off and Broken Arrow director John Woo was
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Composer Steven Price on ‘Wonder Park’, Working in Animation, and Edgar Wright’s Next Film

Composer Steven Price first hit most people’s radars when he won the Oscar for Best Original Score for his terrific work on Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. But film music aficionados took notice a few years earlier with his major release debut on Joe Cornish’s cult hit Attack the Block. Price’s compositions feel wholly unique and somewhat offbeat, but never delve into electronica muddiness. There’s always a musical rhythm pulsing through, and it’s what makes his work on films like The World’s End, Baby Driver, and Fury so striking. Most recently, Price made a …
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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’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD Release Date and Details

Joe Cornish's The Kid Who Would Be King is coming to 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Atmos audio, Blu-ray with 7.1 audio, and DVD on April 16th from Fox Home Entertainment. A digital release date is not mentioned in the press release.

The modern adventure with a King Arthur twist scored a 90% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes from critics. Viewers were a little less impressed with a 65% approval rating.

Fox is backing in a nice selection of bonus features for The Kid Who Would Be King with a little bit of everything, except a director's commentary track. Here's the complete list:

Deleted Scenes

Origins of a King

Young Knights

Hair, Makeup & Costume Tests

Merlin’s Magic (x4)

Knight School

The Two Merlins

Meet Morgana

Movie Magic

“Be the King”, Lay Lay Music Video

Pre-order The King Who Would Be King on the format of your choic for a discounted price at Amazon.
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'The Lego Movie 2' enjoys third week at top of UK box office

'The Lego Movie 2' enjoys third week at top of UK box office
Liam Neeson revenge thriller Cold Pursuit opens behind half-term holdovers.

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Feb 15-17) Total gross to date Week 1 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros) £2.4m £14m 3 2 Instant Family (Paramount) £1.67m £6.4m 2 3 How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal) £1.66m £15.9m 4 4 Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox) £870,704 £7.7m 3 5 The Kid Who Would Be King (20th Century Fox) £651,610 £2.6m 2 Warner Bros

The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part easily held the top spot at the UK box office this three-day weekend (February 22-24), leading a field of family-friendly half-term titles.

A Star Is Born
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'The Lego Movie 2' enjoys third week at the top of the UK box office

'The Lego Movie 2' enjoys third week at the top of the UK box office
Liam Neeson revenge thriller Cold Pursuit opens behind half-term holdovers.

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Feb 15-17) Total gross to date Week 1 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros) £2.4m £14m 3 2 Instant Family (Paramount) £1.67m £6.4m 2 3 How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal) £1.66m £15.9m 4 4 Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox) £870,704 £7.7m 3 5 The Kid Who Would Be King (20th Century Fox) £651,610 £2.6m 2 Warner Bros

The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part easily held the top spot at the UK box office this three-day weekend (February 22-24), leading a field of family-friendly half-term titles.

A Star Is Born
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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review

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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14 Unexpected Family Films From Major Directors

Mark Harrison Feb 20, 2019

Revisiting the family-friendly films of Martin Scorsese, Robert Rodriguez and others who usually make more grown-up fare…

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

This feature contains mild spoilers for all the family films discussed, so if you haven’t seen one then proceed with caution.

Some family-friendly films come from the least expected sources. From Steven Spielberg to Robert Zemeckis, there are a fair few filmmakers whose output spans from grown-up films to G and PG-rated movies, but in the main, directors tend to become attached to films for similar demographics to their previous work.

This could be due to several big family-friendly properties, from franchises to adaptations of beloved stories, grouping in the four-quadrant center of the movie market. For instance, Transformers might have been a departure for the director who brought us the Bad Boys movies, except that all of Michael Bay's
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'The Lego Movie 2' retains UK box office lead as 'The Kid Who Would Be King' struggles

Paramount comedy ’Instant Family’ opens in second position.

Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Feb 15-17) Total gross to date Week 1 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros) £2.5m £7.4m 2 2 Instant Family (Paramount) £2m £2.5m 1 3 How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal) £1.6m £11.5m 3 4 Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox) £1.4m £5.7m 2 5 Green Book (eOne) £736,786 £5.1m 3 Warner Bros

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part retained its lead at the top of the UK box office chart in its second weekend, dropping 39% with takings of £2.5m. That puts the film on £7.4m so far. In comparison, the
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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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Elle Fanning aspires to be the next big superstar in trailer for ‘Teen Spirit’

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Bleecker Street has launched the first trailer for ‘Teen Spirit’ in which Elle Fanning performs songs by Robyn.

Written and directed by Max Minghella – who makes his directorial debut – the film stars Rebecca Hall, Zlatko Buric, and Agnieszka Grochowska alongside Fanning.

Also in trailers – New trailer arrives for Joe Cornish’s ‘The Kid Who Would Be King

The film is set to be released on April 5 in the U.S., with a UK date to be announced. Here’s the trailer,

Teen Spirit Synopsis

Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

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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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The Kid Who Would Be King review – Arthurian legend weaves a spell in the suburbs

A 12-year-old embarks on a thrilling quest after discovering Excalibur on a building site

Eight years after Attack the Block, Joe Cornish returns to directing with an action-adventure epic for kids that updates Arthurian legend to the London suburbs with wit and bottomless charm. This nostalgic-for-the-80s tale of a 12-year-old boy who must defeat Arthur’s evil half-sister Morgana might leave you hankering for the edge or cult appeal of Atb, but the movie’s Tefal-coated optimism is 100% resistant to all forms of cynicism.

Andy Serkis’s son Louis plays Alex, a likable kid who’s running away from bullies when he pulls Arthur’s sword Excalibur out of a chunk of concrete on a building site. It takes the arrival of Merlin – ageing backwards, he’s a teenager in a duffel coat played by Angus Imrie – to explain that Alex must defeat Morgana and her army of undead demon knights.
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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

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There probably isn’t a kid out there who hasn’t thought about what it might be like to wield Excalibur. The sword of the heroic King Arthur and one that granted the user magical powers and/or rule over a nation, there’s something truly heroic about fielding such a iconic symbol and harnessing its powers for good. Then again, maybe it’s the swords of He-Man, Lion-o, Jon Snow or Aragorn that tickle your fancy, but it’s Arthur’s blade that takes centre stage in Joe Cornish’s anticipated film which gives the tale a modern twist and it’s safe to say that this is no King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

From Camelot, we ride to a small London town where Alex (Serkis) lives with Mum (Denise Gough) amid growing political problems and government unrest (isn’t it always these days?) and having to fend
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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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Joe Cornish: 'Adam and I were very competitive in an unhealthy way'

His new film, The Kid Who Would Be King, is an Arthurian epic aimed squarely at youngsters. But is it just more child’s play or has the Adam and Joe star finally grown up?

Joe Cornish, sitting in front of a pair of silver gauntlets, is ready for war. He almost brought more weaponry, he says. “But I was worried about being at large in Brixton with a huge sword.”

We are at Cornish’s local cafe, a place in Brixton, south London, that serves towers of pancakes, and whose owner knows him by name. Cornish is here to promote his film The Kid Who Would Be King, an epic adventure about a boy who finds King Arthur’s legendary sword, Excalibur. “It’s got an army of kids in armour fighting giant winged demons and stuff,” he says, with wide-eyed enthusiasm.
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