Elijah Wood is taking on a new different and very dark role in a new indie film being developed called Maniac in which he will play a serial killer. He had a very sadistic role in the Robert Rodriguez film Sin City, but I'm surprised that the actor hasn't been used more a crazy deranged villain type. The guy is freakin' creepy looking. He looks like he could be a serial killer! The movie is being directed by Franck Khalfoun (P2) and produced by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Lavasseur.
According to Deadline, "Wood plays the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. He finds victims on the internet and stalks them like prey, all the while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past, when he was abused by his own mother. In his twisted mind, he gains a measure of revenge against his mother with each kill."
That definitely has the makings of a sadistic tale. The movie is scheduled to shoot later this year, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. What are your thoughts on Wood taking on a serial killer role like this?
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