Director Joe Cornish says children's films should have a real sense of danger

The Kid Who Would Be King is based on the legend of King Arthur, who is said to have become regent because he alone could pull the sword Excalibur from a stone. PHOTO: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
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SINGAPORE - British film-maker Joe Cornish goes where other storytellers fear to tread.

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

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