Netflix have had their ups and their downs with their original films and ‘The King’ is the latest trailer that they’ve dropped.
The King focuses on King Henry V and is based off of historical events and also Shakespeare’s Henry IV. It promises to be one of the biggest releases of the year as there are big names such as Timothée Chalamet in the title role, Robert Pattinson and Joel Edgerton. The story will start with Henry’s succession to the throne following his brother’s death and how a young boy-king can fight within the fierce world of politics in the 15th century.
The trailer has been praised for being a rarity from Netflix as viewers are given just enough to whet their appetite without giving the entire story away. We mentioned the problem with Netflix doing their super-long trailers and giving too much away back when Secret Obsession was released. However, this one is perfectly timed and reveals just enough about the story to get audiences interested.
The trailer begins with Henry watching someone be executed with a cold look upon his face as he does so. As the axe falls, a beat drops and the screen turns to black. We then hear a voiceover of Henry confiding in his friend John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton) telling him that he is opening up to him because he is his friend. Falstaff admonishes this and says that kings don’t have friends, only followers and foes.
‘Foes’ seemingly being one Robert Pattinson as the screen cuts to show the Twilight actor. Where in his vampire days, his hair seemed to defy gravity, we now see him donning a long curly wig and it is both hilarious and hot!
We can’t wait to see this film which drops worldwide Netflix on the 1st of November but you lucky US readers can have it on the 11th of October.