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British-Nigerian Actor, John Boyega to Produce New Horror Movie, ”A Spriggan”


The Pacific Rim actor, who has also featured in a sci-fi movie, Star Wars is onto a whole new experience as he is set to delve into the horror genre in an upcoming flick.

The film is currently in the process of finding its cast and it’s unknown whether Boyega himself may appear in the film, however, reports have it that the actor will executive produce the UK fantasy-horror A Spriggan, from writer-director Keir Burrows, the director of the movie, ‘Anti-Matter’, through his Upper Room Productions banner.

‘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.”

“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.”

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“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,” he concluded.

Already the movie has employed the services of an impressive crew that includes two-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Neil Corbould and his company Neil Corbould Special Effects, which is handling special effects and creating the creature. Courbould is well known for his work on movies including Rogue One, Gravity and Gladiator.

Production designer is Amanda McArthur and director of photography will be Burrows’ regular collaborator Gerry Vasbenter (Anti Matter).

A Spriggan is the second movie revealed for Boyega’s Upper Room Productions banner, which he set up with his UK agent Femi Oguns of Identity Agency Group.

Boyega is currently shooting Star Wars IX for J.J. Abrams.

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