The “Hell or High Water” band is getting back together after earning four Oscar nominations. Filmmaker David Mackenzie will once again be directing Chris Pine in the Netflix historical action drama “Outlaw King.” Pine arguably delivered his finest work as bank robber Toby Howard in “Hell or High Water,” which makes the prospect of a Mackenzie reunion quite enticing.
“Outlaw King” tells the David and Goliath story of how the Scottish outlaw Robert the Bruce defeated the much larger and better equipped English army during the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. Mel Gibson tackled the same time period in his five-time Oscar winner “Braveheart.”
“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,” Mackenzie said in an official statement. “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.”
The movie is one of the highest profile titles Netflix currently has in production. Martin Scorsese’s gangster movie “The Irishman” and Cary Fukunaga’s telivision series “Maniac” are others. “Outlaw King” is currently in production for a 2018 release and co-stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and “Lady Macbeth” breakout Florence Pugh.