January 17, 2014 12:35pm PT by Borys Kit
Sundance: Elijah Wood to Reveal the Rise of a Serial Killer With 'The Boy'
SpectreVision, the horror-thriller label run by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, is moving forward with its latest project, The Boy.
Craig Macneill is directing the movie from a screenplay by him and Clay McLeod Chapman, who created the characters in his novel Miss Corpus. Shooting will begin February 17 in Medellin, Colombia.
The Boy is the first movie of a planned trilogy that will track the childhood of a future serial killer. The films will explore the killer at the ages of 9, 14, and 18, culminating with him becoming an iconic mass murderer.
It is based on the short film Henley, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was directed and written by Macneill and Chapman, respectively.
Jared Breeze will play the lead role of Henley. The eight-year old actor is a SpectreVision find as he made his acting debut in Cooties, the company’s horror comedy, which premieres on Sunday 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. 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," he added.
Also cast in the movie is Aiden Lovekamp, whose credits include Cooties and Paranormal Activity 4.
SpectreVision's Wood, Noah and Waller are producing, with the company teaming up with Chiller Films for the movie.
Breeze is repped by Coast to Coast Talent.