Netflix has come a really long way from what it was originally. Now it is in the service of making their own movies which are released exclusively on their streaming platform. Not only that, but they are attracting some A-list stars and filmmakers. Case in point, Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine.
Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie directs this medieval epic, which apparently had its runtime cut down from 137 minutes to 117 minutes. Now a new trailer shows us just how brutal sword clashing can really be. Check it out below.
Outlaw King actually had its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year, where it was met with huge criticism. Critics praised the brutality of the film but felt that it lost track of the story it was trying to tell. So it’s a far cry from what Hell or High Water was in terms of quality. And most of what critics who saw it talked about was the full-frontal nudity scene from Pine. That’s generally not a good sign.
The first trailer gave us hints of Robert the Bruce’s life as an outlaw. While this trailer shows us how he goes from outlaw to become a gallant knight leading a revolution. The film is set during England’s occupation of Scotland. So we can expect to see a huge bloodbath and swinging swords on the battlefield.
Outlaw King marks the second time that Pine and Mackenzie have worked together. Their first collaboration was on the Academy Award-nominated Hell or High Water.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
The untold, true story of Robert The Bruce who transformed from a defeated nobleman to reluctant King, to outlaw hero over the course of an extraordinary year. Forced into battle in order to save his family, his people and his country from the oppressive English occupation of medieval Scotland, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies a ragtag group of men to face off against the wrath of the worldâ€™s strongest army lead by the ferocious King Edward 1 and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales.
Outlaw King also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Tony Curran, Callan Mulvey, and Stephen Dillane.
The film will premiere on Netflix on November 9, 2018.