SpectreVision, the independent film company spearheaded by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller that describes itself as "a gathering place for those dedicated to the illumination of our sublime nightmares and dark dreams" has announced its next project, the Craig McNeill-helmed THE BOY, which will begin to roll cameras on February 17th in Medellin, Colombia.
Based on the award-winning short subject film HENLEY, which appeared in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, THE BOY is the first film of a planned trilogy tracking...
...the childhood of a future serial killer, with installments depicting the character at ages 9, 14 and 18, respectively, and ending with his full transformation to an iconic mass murderer.
Now if that doesn't sound intriguing to you then I don't know what would! This sounds like it could be quite the disturbing journey.
McNeill will direct from a screenplay by himself and Clay McLeod Chapman, who created the characters in his novel “Miss Corpus.” The pair previously collaborated on the respective direction and writing of the short film. SpectreVision’s Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller serve as producers. Partnering with SpectreVision on the project is Chiller Films.
The title role of Ted Henley will be portrayed by 8-year old Jared Breeze, who came to the attention of the producers when he made his feature film debut in the SpectreVision production of COOTIES, which will premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Also appearing in the film from the cast of COOTIES will be Aiden Lovekamp, who starred in PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 and will be seen as the young Bobby Fisher in the upcoming PAWN SACRIFICE, directed by Edward Zwick. Lovekamp will portray a young boy who passes through Ted’s world with his parents.