Elijah Wood's SpectreVision label is moving forward with "The Boy," the first film in a planned trilogy that will explore the childhood of a future serial killer.
Based on the 2012 Sundance short film "Henley," the trilogy will explore the life of the killer at the ages of 9, 14, and 18 - by the end of which he has become an iconic mass murderer.
Craig Macneill directs from a script he co-wrote with Clay McLeod Chapman. Chapman created the characters as part of his novel "Miss Corpus".
Eight-year-old Jared Breeze will play the nine-year-old version of the Henley character. Breeze stars in SpectreVision's upcoming horror comedy "Cooties" which premieres at Sundance this Sunday. Aiden Lovekamp also stars in "The Boy".
Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller will produce. Shooting begins February 17th in Medellin, Colombia.
Source: Heat Vision