Capstone Global has boarded the action thriller Boy Kills World, starring Bill Skarsgård (It), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), and Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), as well as Brett Gelman (Stranger Things, Fleabag), Isaiah Mustafa (It Chapter 2), martial arts master Yayan Ruhian, Nicholas and Cameron Crovetti (Big Little Lies, The Boys), Quinn Copeland (Punky Brewster), Andrew Koji (Bullet Train), Sharlto Copely (District 9), and Famke Janssen (X-Men).
The film is directed by Moritz Mohr in his feature directorial debut, and it is written by Arend Remmers and Tyler Burton Smith (Child’s Play). The story is described as a “dystopian fever dream action film” that follows “Boy,” a deaf-mute with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death. Sounds chill.
Wayne Fitzjohn, producer and CEO of Talent 10 said of the film:
“Moritz’s fresh vision and concept demanded that we push beyond standard shooting techniques and reimagine how to approach long shots, stunt sequences and more. The cast and crew pushed the limits physically and creatively to bring this unique spectacle to life. The result is extraordinary. We are confident audiences around the world will respond enthusiastically.”
Christian Mercuri, chairman and CEO of Capstone, added:
“Sam and Roy are truly masters of the genre and their support of Moritz speaks volumes as to the heights he can reach as a filmmaker. This incredible concept, led by a fiercely talented cast and crafted by a gifted filmmaking team in South Africa make ‘Boy Kills World’ an incredible package to represent in the marketplace.”
This sounds like a crazy story! It has a great cast, so I look forward to checking it out. Boy Kills World sales will be launched in Cannes, with both Capstone and CAA co-representing U.S. rights. We will keep you posted on more info as the film develops.