Magazine article Screen International

Will Poulter Logs onto Metro's iBoy

Magazine article Screen International

Will Poulter Logs onto Metro's iBoy

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EXCLUSIVE: Adam Randall to direct London-set thriller, written by Screen Star of Tomorrow Joe Barton.

We're The Millers and Son of Rambow star Will Poulter is to lead the cast in the adaptation of well-received superhero novel iBoy, about a teenage boy who gains special powers when he's hit by a falling iPhone.

2013 Screen Star of Tomorrow screenwriter Joe Barton has adapted Kevin Brooks' London-set thriller, with commercials director Adam Randall on board to direct.

Donnie Brasco and Kinsey producer Gail Mutrux produces for US-based production outfit Pretty Pictures alongside London-based Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh of Wigwam Films (Having You).

Scheduled for a February 2014 shoot, Metro International is selling at the AFM and will be showing a teaser shot by Randall starring Poulter.

iBoy follows average teenager Tom whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of a shattered smart-phone embedded in his brain. …

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