Netflix announced this past week that principal photography had started in the UK on their upcoming original film from director David Mackenzie, Outlaw King. Tackling the story of the legendary King of Scots Robert the Bruce, the period drama reunited Mackenzie with Chris Pine following the hugely successful Hell or High Water. You can see a first look picture from the set of Pine below:
Mackenzie commented: “I am so happy to have the opportunity to dig deep into the story of Robert the Bruce and to discover some of the truths that often get obscured by legend. This is my sixth feature film shot in Scotland and autumn is my favourite time of year to shoot so I am excited to bring this film to light in the beautiful Scottish elements – come rain, shine, storm or snow. I am proud that our little Glasgow-based production company, Sigma Films, has been able to make this film and thank Netflix for letting us do it.”
He added: “I am also delighted that Chris Pine, with whom I had a great time on our last film, has joined our Scottish and international cast and crew including the excellent Aaron Taylor-Johnson and the exciting emerging talent of Florence Pugh and Billy Howle. I know Chris will bring intensity and flair to Robert the Bruce and his struggle to take back his country, being crowned King of Scots, then suffering a disastrous defeat and left on the run with just a handful of supporters only to claw his way, with bravery and cunning, back to victory. This was an early form of guerrilla warfare against the might of a vastly bigger, better-resourced enemy and is one of the great comeback stories of history.”
Tony Curran and Stephen Dillane also star in the film, which is being produced by Mackenzie and Gillian Berrie via their company Sigma Films, alongside Richard Brown and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content.
Outlaw King is slated for release at some point in 2018.
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