Netflix's had a so-so relationship with medieval movies, to say the least.

'The Outlaw King', for example, was pretty decent if a little bland and not terribly exciting. Chris Pine might have initially seemed like an odd choice, but it worked and you also had Stannis Baratheon himself - Stephen Dillane - as Edward Longshanks, and Aaron Taylor Johnson as the Black Douglas.

'The King', meanwhile, moves the action a little further south and sees Timothée Chalamet play King Henry V, the warrior king of England who was later immortalised by Shakespeare's 'Henry V' plays. Joel Edgerton, who also co-wrote the script, plays Falstaff while Robert Pattinson plays the Dauphin, Louis of Guyenne and Lily-Rose Depp plays Catherine of Valois.

It seems like something of a departure for all concerned, as director David Michod is primarily known for dark, modern-day dramas like 'Animal Kingdom' and 'The Rover', whilst Timothée Chalamet has - to date, anyway - not appeared in any kind of historical epics.

'The King' is premiering at the very Oscar-friendly Venice Film Festival, with a release date expected some time around the end of Autumn, if not sooner.