“The Boy,” directed by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Robbin Willows, opens nationwide on Friday.
The Oscar-winning film is an adaptation of a children’s book by filmmaker Robyn Williams.
Williams is a prolific filmmaker whose previous films include “Dumb and Dumber,” “The Little Prince” and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”
In 2013, Williams won a Golden Globe for Best Children’s Film and the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film for his “The Lion King” sequel.
Willows said of the film: “It’s like a sequel, but a whole lot better.”
He continued: “The film is the ultimate story, and the story is about the boy who’s going to become a king.
It’s about the love story that he and his sisters will create.”
The Boy is set in a dystopian future where a nuclear apocalypse has claimed the lives of most of humanity.
As the only child, the boy must survive by the love of his parents.
As a result, he is raised by his biological father, a nuclear engineer who is the sole survivor of a nuclear attack on a New York City reactor.
Williams said of his decision to film in New York: “New York City is such a place, so dangerous.
It is a place of magic and magic is in everything, and in this case, there is magic and that magic is going to be revealed through the love and friendship of a boy named Billy.”
Williams also said that he is excited about the release of the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the movie.
“It is a very special thing for me to be able to present it to the world and to be on the Blu, and to have that special experience and the fans can really enjoy it,” he said.
“We are going to do it right, we are going with a high-quality and the most beautiful way possible.
We’re going to put the best of what we have learned into it.”
Williams said that the movie will also feature an exclusive commentary track by director Willows.
The movie is based on the children’s story “The Good Little Boy.”
Williams and Willows collaborated on the screenplay with Willows’ father, author and filmmaker Will Turner.
Williams also directed the documentary “Love Story” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won Best Documentary at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
“The Boys,” directed and produced by Robyn Willows and produced in partnership with Universal Pictures and Warner Bros., is based upon the childrens novel of the same name by author Robyn Williams.
It has been published by Random House for nearly a decade and is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers.
It opens in theaters on Friday, April 10, and can be seen on DVD and Blu-Rays on Friday April 24.