Elijah Wood and his production company, SpectraVision, is set to produce a serial killer origin trilogy called The Boy. The film has a very interesting and unique premise. It's based on a short film called Henley, which screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
According to Variety, the trilogy is "aimed at tracking the childhood of a future serial killer, depicting the character at ages 9, 14 and 18 and ending with his transformation into a mass murderer."
This will definitely make for a really interesting and dark film trilogy. It's directed by Craig Macneill from a screenplay he co-wrote with Clay McLeod Chapman, who created the characters in a novel he wrote called Miss Corpus.
The films will start shooting on Februaray 17th on the first movie, and the first film will star 8-year-old Jared Breeze, who had a role in Wood's most recent film, Cooties. Producer Daniel Noah had this to say in a statement,
“Jared only had one line in ‘Cooties’ but he made a huge impression on the set. ‘The Boy’ is a very different kind of child-horror film than ‘Cooties.’ 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.”
I'm looking forward to seeing how this film trilogy turns out.