Will Poulter made quite an impression with his debut screen performance as Lee Carter in Son Of Rambow
and now the talented young actor is taking the lead in an unusual superhero film titled iBoy
. Yes, you've probably guessed the reference in the title correctly and having had a chance to see a promo for the film yesterday at the AFM I'm pretty comfortable saying that this is one worth keeping an eye out for.
Imagine a world where Facebook pages hover above people's heads, private emails are accessed in barely a moments' thought, and a teenage boy becomes as powerful as some of the biggest corporations in the world.
Shot whilst on the phone to 999 (the Emergency Services) as a group of kids attack his friend LUCY, TOM wakes from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have been embedded in his skull - and worse - that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has been bestowed with a strange set of super powers.
Tom's brain has become part smart phone - completely connected to the online world and capable of processing and manipulating digital information in a nano second.
What would you do? Who would you become?
Tom initially uses his powers to avenge the attack on Lucy. To get back at his bullies. To dismantle the criminal hierarchy that terrorizes his neighbourhood.
Then he becomes obsessed with vengeance, and intoxicated by his new powers. He decides to find the man at the top of the gang - an enigmatic, often invisible presence called ELLMAN - whose right hand man CUTZ controls the estate on his behalf, with an army of underlings doing all his dirty work.
But violence begets violence - and the price for taking down the man at the top starts to seem too high. Will Tom find Ellman before Ellman finds him? And what kind of monster will it take to defeat him?
That poster to the left is the first art for the film, you can click the image below to enlarge.
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