SpectreVision – spearheaded by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller – has announced its next project, The Boy, will begin to roll cameras on February 17th in Colombia.
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.
Craig McNeill will direct 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.
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.
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.