"I thought it would be cool to do a story about a normal boy who finds the Sword in the Stone..." - hmv.com talks the cast and director of The Kid Who Would Be King
It has been almost eight years since Joe Cornish made his directorial debut with sci-fi adventure Attack the Block, handing a big screen debut to John Boyega in the process, but this week the fruits of his second stint in the director's chair are set to be unveiled in cinemas across the UK, and this time he's tackling the story of King Arthur in way quite unlike anything you've seen before.
The Kid Who Would Be King arrives in cinemas on Friday (February 15th) and is led by a talented young cast that includes Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Angus Imrie, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris and Dean Chaumoo, as well as some more recognisable faces in the form of Sir Patrick Stewart and Mission: Impossible star Rebecca Ferguson.
When a bullied twelve-year-old boy named Alex accidentally makes a stunning discovery that sees him put in the unlikely position of picking the mantle of the legendary King Arthur, he and his friend Bedders must find a way to convert their school tormentors into allies in a battle against the forces of evil, with nothing less than the future of the planet at stake.
With the film making its debut on Uk cinema screens this week, we sat down with director Joe Cornish and cast members Rebecca Ferguson, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris and Dean Chaumoo to talk about bringing the story of King Arthur to life.
Watch our interview below...