This weekend at the movies, the audience will get a glimpse into the final days of in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a man who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor. The Happy Prince marks the directorial debut of actor Rupert Everett, who also wrote its screenplay. I recently sat down with Mr. Everett to talk about directing for the first time and playing Oscar Wilde a second.
So, when Arthur returns it’s as a twelve-year old public school kid?
While The Kid Who Would Be King sounds like it could be a grade Z waste of time, the talent behind it suggests it could be a surprisingly good movie – Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) wrote and directed; Louis Ashbourne Serkis (SS-GB, Taboo) is Alex; Patrick Stewart (ST:TNG, Ted) is Merlin, and Rebecca Ferguson (the last two Mission: Impossible films) is Morgana.
The Kid Who Would Be King opens on January 25, 2019.
GKIDS has acquired the North American rights to Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 – an animated trilogy of stories from Studio Ponoc directors Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose and Akihiko Yamashita.
Theatrical release for the film – which follows Studio Ponoc’s When Marnie Was There – is January, 2019.
Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path.
Mortal Engines will be in theaters on December 14th.