Boy Kills World image unveiled as director talks getting Sam Raimi to produce action thriller

A new image from director Moritz Mohr’s dystopian action thriller Boy Kills World, produced by Sam Raimi, has been unveiled

JoBlo’s own Chris Bumbray got to see director Moritz Mohr’s dystopian action thriller Boy Kills World, which stars Bill Skarsgard (It) and Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, and you can read his 8/10 review of the film at THIS LINK. While we wait to hear when the movie is going to receive a proper release, Empire has gotten their hands on a new image – which can be seen at the bottom of this article – and talked to Mohr about getting the legendary Sam Raimi on board as producer.

Boy Kills World was scripted by Arend Remmers (Sløborn) and Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury: The Movie). The story takes place in a bizarre, dark dystopian universe and centers on a deaf and mute character, Boy (Skarsgård), who navigates this depressing world with his otherworldly imagination. Tragedy strikes when Boy’s family is brutally murdered. When his fight or flight instincts kick in, Boy finds himself on a life-threatening trek into the darkly forested jungle. There, he meets a shaman (Ruhian) who takes Boy under his wing and launches him into a cutthroat coming of age journey where he encourages his new pupil to leave his youth behind and pick up the baton as a highly trained assassin.

Mohr told Empire Raimi got involved based on the strength of a short, proof-of-concept trailer the director had put together. When he heard Raimi was about to watch the trailer, “It was complete insanity. I was showing my phone to everyone around me. ‘You see that?!’ Two hours later, we were all hanging out at a Five Guys in LA. The email arrived and it just said, ‘Sam flipped.’ It became our battle cry for the next few weeks. Meeting him and getting to work with him was just the absolute dream come true. It was ridiculous, man.

Skarsgard and Rothe are joined in the cast by Yayan Ruhian (The Raid: Redemption), Andrew Koji (Warrior), Isaiah Mustafa (It: Chapter Two), Famke Janssen (The Faculty), Brett Gelman (Stranger Things), Sharlto Copley (District 9), Quinn Copeland (Punky Brewster), twin brothers Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti (Big Little Lies), and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey). Dockery plays Melanie, “the sister of the film’s Van der Koy family. Melanie is a satirical powerhouse and sociopath who tries to project a powerful cohesive family image to hide the desperation behind their decaying dynasty.” Janssen, Gelman, and Copley are also members of the antagonistic Van Der Koy family, with Janssen as matriarch Hilda, and Gelman and Copley as Gideon and Glen, respectively.

Sam Raimi and Zainab Azizi produced Boy Kills World through Raimi Productions, Roy Lee produced for Vertigo Entertainment, Simon Swart and Wayne Fitzjohn produced through Nthibah Pictures, and Alex Lebovici produced through Hammerstone Studios. Stuart Manashil and Dan Kagan are also producers. Reza Brojerdi of Ventaro Film and Andrew Childs are executive producers.

Are you looking forward to Boy Kills World? Let us know by leaving a comment below – but first, take a look at this image:

Boy Kills World

Source: Empire

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