Netflix has released the first official trailer for their upcoming historical biopic Outlaw King. Directed by Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie, the film is based on the incredible untold story of Robert the Bruce, played by Chris Pine. During the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I’s of England, Robert the Bruce transforms from defeated nobleman and to outlaw hero as he claims the Scottish crown and brings together small group of men to fight against the world’s biggest and strongest army, their King and his son, the Prince of Whales.
Outlaw King reunites Mackenzie and Pine after the phenomenal work they had on Hell of High Water, one of the best films of its year. And they looked to have captured that once again. It’s been years since we’ve seen this type of film be in the spotlight, but Outlaw King has that “epic” feel to it that only the likes of Braveheart and Gladiator hold. I’m in no way comparing this trailer to those films, but for a genre that has been left alone quite a bit over the last decade, it’s pretty nice to see such an esteemed director bring it back to life.
While it seems that Chris Pine is still trying to prove the kind of on-screen talent he has, I am one who has been in his camp for quite some time. I think he can lead any film as good as anyone, and I can’t wait to see what he brings to this historic character. Not only that, but I know absolutely nothing about this story, which leaves me ecstatic to see a duo like Mackenzie and Pine tell that story.
Check out the first official trailer for the film below, and after doing so, head down to the comments and leave your thoughts! What do you think of Pine as an actor? What did you think of Hell or High Water? How did you react to the trailer? Also starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh and Billy Howle, Outlaw King has a limited release on November 9th and will then be released on Netflix.
The untold, true story of Robert The Bruce who transformed from 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 world’s strongest army lead by the ferocious King Edward 1 and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales.