Sam Raimi and Roy Lee are producing a new genre film based on a graphic novel, Boy Kills World, with German director Moritz Mohr making his feature film debut.
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.
Deadline is confirming that Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard (Atomic Blonde, John Wick 4, Deadpool 2, It, It: Chapter Two) will be playing the lead role, while also adding that action star Yayan Ruhian (John Wick 3, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Raid 1-2) and Australian actress Samara Weaving (Snake Eyes, Bill & Ted Face The Music) will co-star.
Murphy’s Multiverse first reported on Bill Skarsgard’s casting.
Skarsgard and Ruhian are interestingly enough both alumni of the John Wick franchise, all three actors working alongside Keanu Reeves in the last couple of years.
Production is said to begin next year in Capetown, South Africa.
Sam Raimi has dabbled in both horror and comics book projects over his career, most notably directing the Evil Dead and Spider-Man franchises. He’s also been mostly taking a producer role over recent years scaling-back the volume of his directorial efforts. However, he’ll be making his big return to the world of Marvel Comics with his Doctor Strange sequel Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness being released on March 25, 2022.