Bill Skarsgård stars as a deaf-mute assassin named Boy, out for revenge in the first trailer for the bloody dystopian actioner, Boy Kills World. In a fun storytelling quirk, the film is narrated by Boy’s inner voice (H. Jon Benjamin).

“This was never a great city, but it was ours. Until Hilda Van Der Koy took it from us,” begins the inner voice the trailer. Played by Famke Janssen, Hilda is the deranged matriarch of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty that left Boy orphaned, deafened, and voiceless.

“So, I made a three-step plan,” Boy explains in the voiceover. “Step one: give myself an inner voice. I took the last one I remembered from a video game. Step two: get stronger. A lot stronger. And step three: join a team. The mission is simple. Make the Van Der Koys pay for what they have done.” Avowing revenge for his family, Boy trains with a mysterious shaman (Yayan Ruhian) to become an instrument of death and is set loose on the eve of the annual Culling of dissidents, a televised game of death sponsored by a breakfast cereal. Bedlam ensues as Boy commits bloody martial arts mayhem, inciting a wrath of carnage and blood-letting.

keeps control of the city via The Culling, a televised game of death sponsored by a breakfast cereal.

Jessica Rothe also stars as June 27, with Isaiah Mustafa as Benny, Andrew Koji as Basho, Quinn Copeland as Mina, Brett Gelman as Gideo Van Der Koy, Sharlto Copley as Glen Van Der Koy, and Michelle Dockery as Melanie Van Der Koy.

The project hails from producers Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) and Roy Lee (Barbarian, It), and director Moritz Mohr. It was announced last month that Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions had acquired Boy Kills World after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of their Midnight Madness program.

Boy Kills World releases in cinemas on April 26th. Watch the trailer below:

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