Bill Skarsgård Goes On A Wild Martial Arts Rampage In The Boy Kills World Trailer


If I had a nickel for every time an action film about a mute hero seeking revenge for the death of a loved one came along … well, you know how the rest of the joke goes. “Boy Kills World” is arriving mere months after John Woo lent his magical touch to a somewhat identical premise with “Silent Night,” with both films being announced just a few weeks apart back in October 2021. What we have here is what you could call a “Dredd””The Raid: Redemption” situation, i.e. two movies releasing in close proximity that have a fair amount in common on paper yet are decidedly unalike in motion. In the case of “Boy Kills World,” the film’s post-apocalyptic setting is a far cry from the present-day backdrop of “Silent Night.” That and Skarsgård’s non-verbal hero technically “speaks” thanks to his “inner voice” (who’s played by none other than Bob Belcher himself, “Bob’s Burgers” actor H. Jon Benjamin).

Directed by Mohr from a script by Arend Remmers and Tyler Burton Smith (with Mohr and Remmers also sharing story credit), “Boy Kills World” boasts a cast full of actors with significant street cred, including Jessica Rothe (“Happy Death Day”), Famke Janssen (“X-Men”), Brett Gelman (“Stranger Things”), Andrew Koji (“Warrior”), Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”), and Skarsgård’s “IT Chapter Two” co-star Isaiah Mustafa. Expect plenty of carnage to ensue when “Boy Kills World” barrels into theaters on April 26, 2024.

Bill Skarsgård stars as “Boy,” who vows revenge after his family is murdered by Hilda Van Der Koy (Famke Janssen), the deranged matriarch of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty that left the boy orphaned, deaf, and voiceless. Driven by his inner voice, one which he co-opted from his favorite childhood video game, Boy trains with a mysterious shaman to become an instrument of death and is set loose on the eve of the annual culling of dissidents. Bedlam ensues as Boy commits bloody martial arts mayhem, inciting a wrath of carnage and blood-letting. As he tries to get his bearings in this delirious realm, Boy soon falls in with a desperate resistance group, all the while bickering with the apparent ghost of his rebellious little sister.

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