BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 11: Nicholas Crovetti and Cameron Crovetti attend the Brooks Brothers Special Holiday Celebration to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Maybourne Beverly Hills on December 11, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
After going hungry for many years, Sam Raimi fans are in for a treat; the Spider Man the director doesn’t just direct Marvel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnesshe will also produce an upcoming action movie, A boy kills the world.
We previously brought you the news that ThisBill Skarsgard was set to star in the dystopian film, but that cast has only grown since the initial announcement in October 2021. Famke Janssen, Brett Gelman, Sharlto Copley, Quinn Copeland and twins Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti have all now joined. the action thriller name list, Deadline reports.
A boy kills the world will be directed by Mortiz Mohr, based on an original idea by the German filmmaker. It will be written by Arend Remmers and Tyler Burton Smith. The story centers on a deaf and hard-of-hearing character called Boy (Skarsgard), who is gifted with a particularly powerful imagination. After his family is killed, he is trained by a shaman to unleash this powerful imagination to use as a deadly weapon.
The film is billed as a unique action spectacle and a dystopian fever dream.
It certainly feels like the kind of mix of surrealism, brutality, and action that sits well in Raimi’s wheelhouse. Although he hasn’t personally directed a film since 2013 Oz the Great and Mightythe horror author has kept himself busy by continuing to produce a number of films over the years, including diabolical death remake, don’t breathe (and its sequel), and Crawl.