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John Boyega to co-produce UK horror movie A Spriggan

The film is currently in the process of finding its cast and it's unknown whether Boyega himself may appear in the film

Clarisse Loughrey
Tuesday 04 September 2018 16:45
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John Boyega may have conquered sci-fi with Star Wars, Pacific Rim: Uprising, and Attack the Block – but now he's on to a whole new genre: horror.

Deadline reports the actor will executive produce the UK fantasy-horror A Spriggan, from writer-director Keir Burrows, through his Upper Room Productions banner.

The film is currently in the process of finding its cast and it's unknown whether Boyega himself may appear in the film. It's already acquired the talents of VFX supervisor Neil Corbould, who has previously worked on Rogue One, Gravity, and Gladiator.

A Spriggan is set to follow "a recently widowed mother who returns to her father’s isolated hotel only to find a sinister folklore presence haunting the land."

A part of Cornish faery lore, spriggans are said to be relations of the trolls of Scandinavia, depicted as grotesque, old men with large, child-like heads. As folklore creatures are wont to do, they can often be found in old ruins, cairns, and barrows guarding buried treasure.

“I’m really excited to be joining A Spriggan and the team behind it," Boyega said. "In my producing projects, I’m looking for film-maker driven, world-building, cinematic pieces, and have found in Josephine Rose another producer who shares that creative vision and commercial ambition."

"We’re looking forward to working with Keir Burrows to explore the monsters of real-life through a dark, twisted, fairy-tale world of the Spriggan."

The actor is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode IX.

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