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Video game ‘Boy Kills World’ gets animated TV spin-off




Video game 'Boy Kills World' gets animated TV spin-off

“Boy Kills World,” the upcoming martial arts action film starring Bill Skarsgård as a deaf boy trained to take revenge on those who killed his family, is getting a TV spinoff. Of sorts.

“Super Dragon Punch Force 3,” the lifelike, action-packed fighter video game featured in the film (and set to launch day and date with the U.S. and worldwide release of “Boy Kills World” on April 26), is being used as inspiration for a new greenlit animated TV series. The show, which is now in development and will delve into the game’s universe, will follow a highly skilled but dysfunctional team of misfits as they fight to defend their world against sentient robots, an ancient network of cultists and other intergalactic threats. .

Mario Carvalhal, whose most recent credits include the animated series “The Search for Wondla” from Apple TV+ and Skydance and the horror thriller “Browse” starring Lukas Haas, has been attached as writer.

The as-yet-untitled project comes from South African game design studio Talent Digital Art in collaboration with “Boy Kills World” studio Nthibah Pictures, and was announced by Wayne Fitzjohn, chairman of Nthibah Pictures and founder and CEO of Talent10 Holdings. Both Nthibah Pictures and Talent Digital Art are subsidiaries of the Talent10 Holdings Investment Group.

Carvalhal is writing the new television series with Judd Fitzjohn (“Redeeming Love,” “Boy Kills World”), creative director at Talent Digital Art, and the creator responsible for bringing “Super Dragon Punch Force 3” to life world. Producers are Fitzjohn and Nthibah Pictures CEO Simon Swart.

“I’m thrilled that the stars have aligned and that I was able to put together this dream team to take the ‘Super Dragon Punch Force 3’ universe to the next level,” Fitzjohn said in a statement. “There’s no doubt that Mario’s exceptional writing talents will breathe life into this wildly imaginative series, and we can’t wait for the cameras to start rolling on this exciting project.”

Carvalhal added: “I am thrilled to join this remarkably talented team and help bring this unique and fantastic world to life. Wayne and Judd’s distinct vision makes them the ideal creative partners in this cosmic collaboration: TV viewers are in for a wild ride.”

In addition to “The Search for Wondla” and “Browse,” Carvalhal has written several feature films for Bazelevs, the American production company of Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted,” “Night Watch”) and is currently working on his directorial debut with producer Paulo. Branco (“Cosmopolis”, “Mysteries of Lisbon”). He started his career as a writing assistant to screenwriter Michael Bacall, contributing to his projects such as ‘Project theWorld’.

“Boy Kills World” – also starring Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman and Andrew Koji and produced by Nthibah Pictures in association with Sam Raimi of Raimi Productions and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment – ​​will be released on April 26 via Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. “Super Dragon Punch Force 3” is the first AAA title developed by Talent Digital Art.