Bill Skarsgård Is On A Quest For Bloody Vengeance In The Boy Kills World Trailer

Bill Skarsgård in Boy Kills World

by James White |
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Coming across as a deranged mash-up of John Wick, Silent Night, The Hunger Games and… Bob's Burgers? (more on that in a moment), we were already anticipating German director Moritz Mohr's bloody and bizarre Boy Meets World. The trailer for the film just increases that feeling…

The titular "Boy" here is played by Bill Skarsgård, who as a youngster was left orphaned, deaf and mute in a post-apocalyptic world by a cruel ruling family who quell resistance to their rule by culling dissidents annually.

Trained by a mysterious shaman Yayan Ruhian in martial arts and weapons use, he becomes an instrument of vengeance, employing his skills to take down those who wronged him, teaming up with a resistance group at the same time. Oh, and did we mention he also sometimes bickers with the ghost of his rebellious younger sister?

His inner voice, meanwhile, comes courtesy of Bob's star H. John Benjamin, the recognizable tones borrowed by our hero from his video game obsession of years past. With Sam Raimi aboard as producer after sparking to Mohr's proof-of-concept trailer, we fully expect carnage.

Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman, Isaiah Mustafa, Andrew Koji, Sharlto Copley and Famke Janssen are in the cast, and US audiences will see this one in cinemas on 26 April. We're still waiting to learn when it'll hit the UK.

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