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Boy Kills World

September 9, 2023
1hr 51min
Status: released

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Boy Kills World Movie Details:

Based onBoy Kills World by Arend Remmers & Moritz Mohr
Countries Germany
South Africa
United States
Language English
GenreAction, Thriller
Release DatesSeptember 9, 2023 (TIFF)
April 26, 2024 (United States)
Running Time1hr 51min
Age ratingR
CastBill Skarsgård
Jessica Rothe
Michelle Dockery
Famke Janssen
Sharlto Copley
Brett Gelman
Directed by Moritz Mohr
Written byScreenplay:
Tyler Burton Smith
Arend Remmers
Arend Remmers
Moritz Mohr
Produced bySam Raimi
Wayne Fitzjohn
Roy Lee
Alex Lebovici
Simon Swart
Dan Kagan
Stuart Manashil
Zainab Azizi
Cinematography by Peter Matjasko
Edited by Lucian Barnard
Music byLudvig Forssell
Production CompaniesNthibah Pictures
Hammerstone Studios
Raimi Productions
Vertigo Entertainment
Distributor Lionsgate
Roadside Attractions

Boy Kills World Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Bill Skarsgård as Boy
    • H. Jon Benjamin as Boy’s inner voice
  • Jessica Rothe as June 27
  • Michelle Dockery as Melanie van der Koy
  • Brett Gelman as Gideon van der Koy
  • Isaiah Mustafa as Benny
  • Andrew Koji as Basho
  • Famke Janssen as Hilda van der Koy
  • Sharlto Copley as Glen van der Koy
  • Yayan Ruhian as a shaman
  • Quinn Copeland as Mina


The film follows Boy, who avows revenge after his family is murdered by Hilda Van Der Koy, the deranged matriarch of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty that left the boy orphaned, deaf, and voiceless. Driven by his inner voice, one which he co-opted from his favorite childhood video game, Boy trains with a mysterious shaman (Ruhian) to become an instrument of death and is set loose on the eve of the annual culling of dissidents. Bedlam ensues as Boy commits bloody martial arts mayhem, inciting wrath of carnage and blood-letting. As he tries to get his bearings in this delirious realm, Boy soon falls in with a desperate resistance group, all the while bickering with the apparent ghost of his rebellious little sister.

Boy Kills World Movie Box Office Collection:

Domestic Opening $1,682,525
Domestic Collection$2,626,127
International Collection$612,899
Worldwide Collection$3,239,026

About Boy Kills World Movie:

Boy Kills World is an action thriller film directed by Moritz Mohr and starring Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Famke Janssen, Sharlto Copley, Brett Gelman, Isaiah Mustafa and Andrew Koji. The directorial debut of Moritz Mohr.

The film was announced on October 7, 2021, with Bill Skarsgård, Samara Weaving, and Yayan Ruhian joining the cast. The film was shot in Cape Town, South Africa.

Samara Weaving was cast on June 27, 2021 but stepped down due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Jessica Rothe.

In January 2024, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions acquired US distribution rights to the film.

Boy Kills World premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2023. The film was released in the United States on April 26, 2024, by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions.