STARRING BILL SKARSGÅRD AND MICHELLE DOCKERY FROM PRODUCER SAM RAIMI
Leading Los Angeles based production and sales company Capstone Global has partnered with Wayne Fitzjohn and Simone Swart’s Nthibah Pictures, Alex Lebovici’s Hammerstone Studios, Sam Raimi’s Raimi Productions and Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and is launching sales on Moritz Mohr’s highly anticipated action-thriller Boy Kills World, starring Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman (“Stranger Things,” “Fleabag”), Isaiah Mustafa (It Chapter 2), martial arts master Yayan Ruhian, Nicholas and Cameron Crovetti (“Big Little Lies,” “The Boys”), and Quinn Copeland (“Punky Brewster”) with Andrew Koji (Bullet Train), with Sharlto Copely (District 9) and Famke Janssen, it was announced today.
Capstone will introduce the title to buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film. Capstone and CAA will co-rep US rights.
Written by Arend Remmers and Tyler Burton Smith (Child’s Play), Boy Kills World is a dystopian fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf mute with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.
Mohr is set to make his feature directing debut on the project. Sam Raimi and Zainab Azizi are producing through Raimi Productions, Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment, Simon Swart and Wayne Fitzjohn through Nthibah Pictures, and Alex Lebovici of Hammerstone Studios. Stuart Manashil and Dan Kagan are also serving as producers with Reza Brojerdi of Ventaro Film and Andrew Childs as executive producers.
Added Wayne Fitzjohn, producer and CEO of Talent 10, “Moritz’ fresh vision and concept demanded that we push beyond standard shooting techniques and reimagine how to approach long shots, stunt sequences and more. The cast and crew pushed the limits physically and creatively to bring this unique spectacle to life. The result is extraordinary. We are confident audiences around the world will respond enthusiastically.”
“Sam and Roy are truly masters of the genre and their support of Moritz speaks volumes as to the heights he can reach as a filmmaker,” said Christian Mercuri, Chairman and CEO of Capstone. “This incredible concept, led by a fiercely talented cast and crafted by a gifted filmmaking team in South Africa make Boy Kills World an incredible package to represent in the marketplace.”
Capstone Global and Capstone Studios are an independent financing, production and worldwide sales company focused on high quality commercial films for a global audience. Established in 2017, Capstone is headed by renowned sales and distribution veteran Christian Mercuri who has sold, financed and produced over 260 feature films to date. In its first years, the company has worked with International stars such as Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Mila Kunis, Chris Pratt, Gerard Butler, Ethan Hawke, and many more. Prior to forming Capstone, Mercuri co- financed and distributed projects such as The Wolf of Wall Street, The Expendables, Dumb and Dumber To, and Out of the Furnace.
About Nthibah Pictures
Nthibah Pictures is an independent South African film production company with offices in Johannesburg and Los Angeles. The company is taking the lead in driving the development of the South African film industry to compete with the established leading film companies around the world. Established in 2018, Nthibah Pictures is committed to creating and distributing globally commercial movies with broad audience appeal. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of South African based Talent10 Group. For more information go to www.NthibahPictures.com.
About Hammerstone Studios
Hammerstone Studios’ is an LA based production company headed by producer Alex Lebovici. Hammerstone finances, develops and produces independent films across all genres. Its latest release being Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third installment of the cult Bill & Ted franchise starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. Hammerstone is in post production on Kung Fury the Movie starring Michael Fassbender, Arnold Schwarzenegger and David Sandberg along with Barbarian starring Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgard and Justin Long.