Pierce Brosnan leads the cast of The King’s Daughter, which was originally scheduled for release almost seven years ago. 

We’ve gotten pretty used to films arriving late over the past couple of years, but the imminently inbound romantic fantasy drama, The King’s Daughter is particularly late, even by recent standards. Originally shot in 2014 with a release scheduled for the following year, Paramount pulled the film just weeks before release, stating that there were issues with some of the VFX.

The film was eventually picked up by Gravitas Ventures, though it’s unclear just exactly what took so long for the film to find its way to screens. We previously covered the story here, looking at the possibility that star, Bingbing Fan’s popularity in China, was severely dented by tax evasion claims, indicating producers may have hit pause on the film so as not to hurt its Chinese box office run.

Here in the UK, we might have to wait longer still to see it, as there is still no confirmed release date, whereas our friends in the US can see it from January 21st.

Here’s the synopsis below, followed by the trailer:

The film follows an alternative history surrounding King Louis XIV of France (Brosnan) and his quest for immortality, having captured a mermaid (Fan) and planning to use her life force for himself. The Sun King is beloved by his people for years, and everything seems to be going to plan, until his long-forgotten illegitimate daughter, Marie-Josèphe (Scodelario) arrive at Versailles and discovers the mermaid, bonding with her and determined not to let her father steal what does not belong to him.

And the trailer is here…

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