Director Joe Cornish is a champion of change

The Kid Who Would Be King stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis (top) as Alex, whose life changes when he pulls out a sword from a stone and awakens an evil sorceress, played by Rebecca Ferguson (above).
The Kid Who Would Be King stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis (above) as Alex, whose life changes when he pulls out a sword from a stone and awakens an evil sorceress, played by Rebecca Ferguson.PHOTOS: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
The Kid Who Would Be King stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis (top) as Alex, whose life changes when he pulls out a sword from a stone and awakens an evil sorceress, played by Rebecca Ferguson (above).
The Kid Who Would Be King stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis as Alex, whose life changes when he pulls out a sword from a stone and awakens an evil sorceress, played by Rebecca Ferguson (above).PHOTOS: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Director Joe Cornish enjoys making films such as The Kid Who Would Be King, which tap a child's formative period

British film-maker Joe Cornish goes where other storytellers fear to tread.

In his previous movie, the alienattack thriller Attack The Block (2011), the writer-director starts his story with horrible people who later turn good.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 21, 2019, with the headline 'Champion of change'. Print Edition | Subscribe