Lionsgate y Roadside Atrractions acquired direct from TIFF's Midnight Madness, the action thriller Boy Kills Worldfrom the producers Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) y Roy Lee (IT, Doctor Sleep).

According to Deadline reports, the film stars Bill Skarsgård (IT, Barbarian), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey, Defending Jacob, Anatomy of a Scandal), Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day, La La Land), Miss Janssen (X-Men, Locked In), Sharlto Copley (District 9, Beast), Isaiah Mustafa (IT: Chapter Two, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), Andrew Who (Snake Eyes), and the twins Cameron y Nicholas Crovetti (Goodnight Mommy, Big Little Lies).

The studies established the April 26, 2024 as the release date of the project directed by Moritz Mohr from the script of Arend Remmers (Sløborn) y Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury: The Movie).

The feature film is described as a “one-of-a-kind action spectacle, set in a dreamlike, dystopian and feverish reality.”


“Boy (Bill Skarsgård) is a deaf with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, Boy escapes into the jungle and is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childhood imagination and become an instrument of death.

The studios also shared the first look at an image of Skarsgård, which you can find here:

Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff, co-presidents of Roadside Attractions issued the following statement:

“When we saw Boy Kills World at TIFF's Midnight Madness, we were blown away by the crazy action sequences and fantastic cast. “Audiences are in for a wild ride.”

Lauren Bixby, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Lionsgate adds:

“From the first frames, Boy Kills World catapulted the Lionsgate team into a completely crazy world masterfully created by Sam Raimi, Roy Lee, Bill Skarsgård and the incredibly dynamic cast and crew. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with our friends at Roadside to bring this delicious madness to audiences everywhere in the US.”

Raimi added:

“Mohr brings a distinctive visual style and unbridled imagination to the screen, creating a film that is exciting, original, outrageous and visceral. “Boy Kills World’s eclectic cast, amazing stunt sequences and deranged sense of humor will leave audiences speechless.”

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) gave it an R Rating for:

“Strong bloody violence and gore throughout, language, some drug use and sexual references.”


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