SpectreVision partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller will produce “The Boy,” a serial-killer origin trilogy starring Jared Breeze of “Cooties.”
Principal photography will start on Feb. 17 on the first movie, based on a short film “Henley,” which appeared in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
The trilogy is aimed at tracking the childhood of a future serial killer, depicting the character at ages 9, 14 and 18 and ending with his transformation into a mass murderer.
“The Boy” is directed by Craig Macneill from a screenplay by Macneill and Clay McLeod Chapman, who created the characters in his novel “Miss Corpus.” Wood, Noah and Waller are producing and SpectreVision is partnering on the project with Chiller Films.
The 8-year-old Breeze made his feature film debut in SpectreVision’s “Cooties,” which will premiere at Sundance.
“Jared only had one line in ‘Cooties’ but he made a huge impression on the set,” Noah said. “‘The Boy’ is a very different kind of child-horror film than ‘Cooties.’ It’s a probing character study into the undeveloped mind of a future madman. Jared’s tender complexity is just right to bring us into the life of this complicated young person.”
Aiden Lovekamp (“Paranormal Activity 4”) will also star.
“The Boy” will be filmed in Medellin, Colombia.
Breeze is represented by the Coast to Coast Talent Group.