We are a little over a week away from the release of Universal Studio’s new thriller, Beast. The fight between man and beast has been part of storytelling for what seems like all of history. Sometimes the “beasts” or monsters are animals just that are misunderstood, or whose environment has been disrespected. But one thing is for sure, in these situations, it becomes clear that we are not always at the top of the food chain. That we can just as quickly become the prey of something much more powerful than us. Below is the trailer for Beast.
Beast gives me The Ghost and the Darkness vibes. Probably just the angry lions. It looks like a very thrilling film. We know that Idris Elba is going to be excellent, but it’s going to be a matter of if we find the lions to be believable. This is definitely one of those films that should be enjoyed in a sound-centric movie theater room.
Here is the synopsis for Beast
Sometimes the rustle in the bushes actually is a monster.
Idris Elba (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Suicide Squad) stars in a pulse-pounding new thriller. About a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion. Intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator.
Elba plays Dr. Nate Daniels. A recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa. Where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley, Russian Doll series, Maleficent), an old family friend and wildlife biologist. But what begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.
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Iyana Halley (The Hate U Give, This is Us series) plays Daniels’ 18-year-old daughter, Meredith, and Leah Sava Jeffries (Rel series, Empire series) plays his 13-year-old, Norah.
From visceral, experiential filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur. The director of Everest and Universal Pictures’ 2 Guns and Contraband. Beast is produced by Will Packer, the blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office. Including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, by James Lopez, president of Will Packer Productions, and by Baltasar Kormákur. The film is written by Ryan Engle (Rampage, Non-Stop). From an original story by Jaime Primak Sullivan and is executive produced by Jaime Primak Sullivan and Bernard Bellew.
Universal Pictures’ Beast will be released in theaters on August 19, 2022.