UPDATE: The Official Trailer is here!
UPDATE: Boy Kills World has been picked up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions for a wide theatrical release on April 26th.
Synopsis: Bill Skarsgård stars as Boy, a deaf-mute with a vivid imagination, driven by his inner voice, one which he co-opted from his favorite childhood video game, avows revenge after his family is murdered by Hilda Van Der Koy (Janssen), the deranged matriarch of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty that left the boy orphaned, deafened, and voiceless. Boy trains with a mysterious shaman (Ruhian) to become an instrument of death and is set loose on the eve of the annual culling of dissidents. Bedlam ensues as Boy commits bloody martial arts mayhem, inciting a wrath of carnage and blood-letting. As he tries to get his bearings in this delirious realm, Boy soon falls in with a desperate resistance group, all the while bickering with the apparent ghost of his rebellious little sister.
UPDATE: Andrew Koji (Warrior) has joined the cast of Boy Kills World.
Rounding out the cast are Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Isaiah Mustafa (Nikita), Famke Janssen (Knights of the Zodiac), Brett Gelman (Stranger Things) and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey).
Samara Weaving has left the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Production is set to roll in South Africa later this year.
From first time director Moritz Mohr and producers Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) and Roy Lee (Death Note) comes the action thriller fantasy Boy Kills World.
The film is set to star John Wick franchise alums Bill Skarsgård (It) and Yayan Ruhian (The Raid) along with Samara Weaving (Snake Eyes).
Boy Kills World is described as “a one-of-a-kind action spectacle set in a dystopian fever dream reality. Boy is a deaf-mute with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, Boy escapes to the jungle and is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.”
Skarsgård plays Boy, Ruhian as the shaman and Weaving will portray an assassin named June 27.