David Mackenzie on avoiding ‘Game of Thrones’-style fantasy —  and ‘Braveheart’ comparisons — with his medieval epic ‘Outlaw King’

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Throughout his film career, director David Mackenzie has bounced unpredictably among genres and styles, from the somber 2003 drama “Young Adam” to the 2009 sex comedy “Spread” to the 2011 sci-fi film “Perfect Sense.”

“The idea of repeating old ground feels unattractive to me,” he says. “Each film...