Netflix has released a new two and a half minute trailer for the action drama, Outlaw King. The new trailer declares the film will tell the real story of how a rebel became a king. Said rebel is Robert the Bruce, played by Chris Pine (the Star Trek film franchise, Wonder Woman).
In addition to Chris Pine, the cast includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), Tony Curran (Sons of Anarchy), Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Billy Howle (Dunkirk), James Cosmo (In Darkness), and Sam Spruell (The Bastard Executioner).
Outlaw King was shot in Scotland. David Mackenzie not only directed the action drama but also wrote the script along with Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire), James MacInnes, Mark Bomback, and playwright David Harrower. Gillian Berrie and writer/director David Mackenzie served as producers. The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Barry Ackroyd, production designer Don Burt, costume designer Jane Petrie, and editor Jake Roberts.
Outlaw King was the Opening Night Film at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6th. Critical reaction was mixed, with the Los Angeles Times’ Justin Chang saying, “The movie is a juicy slab of cinematic red meat, a symphony of mud, blood and viscera set to a soundtrack of thundering hoofbeats and howls of vengeance.” However, Variety’s Peter Debruge wasn’t as impressed. “Whatever its value as rabble-rousing historical reenactment, Outlaw King never quite compares to the many films it’s so keen to imitate, and in some cases outright quote,” writes Debruge.
Netflix will be releasing Outlaw King in limited theaters and on the streaming service on November 9, 2018.
“Outlaw King tells the untold, true story of Robert the Bruce who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England. Despite grave consequences, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies an impassioned group of men to fight back against the mighty army of the tyrannical King and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales.”