THE BOY Begins Production In February
On the eve of the first of their two premieres at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, SpectreVision partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller have announced their next project.
Principal photography will commence on February 17, 2014 on the SpectreVision production of The Boy.
Based on the award-winning short subject film, Henley which appeared in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, The Boy is the first film of a planned trilogy tracking the childhood of a future serial killer, with installments depicting the character at ages 9, 14 and 18, respectively, and ending with his full transformation to an iconic mass murderer.
The Boy is directed by Craig McNeill from a screenplay by McNeill and Clay McLeod Chapman, who created the characters in his novel "Miss Corpus." The pair previously collaborated on the respective direction and writing of the short film. SpectreVision's Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller serve as producers. Partnering with SpectreVision on the project is Chiller Films.
The title role of Ted Henley will be portrayed by 8-year old Jared Breeze, who came to the attention of the producers when he made his feature film debut in the SpectreVision production of Cooties, which will premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
"Jared only had one line in Cooties," says producer Daniel Noah, "but he made a huge impression on the set. 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." Breeze is represented by the Coast to Coast Talent Group.
Also appearing in the film from the cast of Cooties will be Aiden Lovekamp, who starred in Paranormal Activity 4 and will be seen as the young Bobby Fisher in the upcoming Pawn Sacrifice, directed by Edward Zwick. Lovekamp will portray a young boy who passes through Ted's world with his parents.
Additional casting will be announced shortly.
The Boy will be filmed on location in Medellín, Colombia.
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