Netflix has another great looking film that they will be releasing called iBoy. The story follows a teen boy, who, through a series of tragic events, gains techno superpowers. How? He gets shot in the head while holding his cell phone and fragments of his cell phone end up in his head. This somehow allows him to manipulate technology, surf the internet in his brain, and get tips on how to fight people while in the heat of action. I know it sounds a little silly, but the movie actually does look really good. This has the potential to be a fun and different kind of superhero film.
Tom is an average teenager whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers. With these new powers he sets out to seek revenge on the gang, who also assaulted his best friend Lucy.
The film stars Bill Milner (X-Men: First Class) as the boy, Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as his love interest, and Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful) as the villain.
iBoy will be available to watch on Netflix on January 27th, 2017.