Robert the Bruce. King of Scotland and one of the world’s greatest ever warriors who overcame massive adversity and in the process created a nation and a kingdom. This is where we find ourselves with a stunning new release from Netflix and the new trailer is an intense and visceral watch in Outlaw King.
Check out the ferocious new trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
The untold, true story of Robert The Bruce (Pine) 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 I (Stephen Dillane) and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales (Billy Howle).
While audiences know of Robert the Bruce from the severely historically inaccurate portrait of him in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart here director David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) is ready to tell the true story of this magnificent hero and the colossal struggle he endured to free his homeland and his people from the grips of oppression.
Chris Pine again looks ready to deliver a strong performance and he’s certainly got plenty of grit as Bruce. Defeated and left on the run the ambitious nobleman seizes the throne and declares war on England, engaging in brutal guerrilla warfare to tire out the English and win his homeland back. Pine is an actor of great range and we see that again with his performance here, especially in relation to the suffering he has to endure while his family, including his wife Elizabeth de Burgh (Florence Pugh) is held at the mercy of the English.
The thought of seeing Mackenzie and Pine re-team following Hell or High Water (one of this decades most exciting films) is an exciting proposition and the director looks intent on delivering realism with Outlaw King. The battle scenes look packed out with mud and blood and capture the sheer savagery of medieval combat as Bruce and his rag tag team of warriors lay waste to the English forces….with extreme prejudice.
It’s clear that Outlaw King will be an epic piece of cinema and I can’t wait to behold it when it arrives on Netflix on November 9.