Idris Elba will fight a hungry lion in the next summer horror movie ‘The beast’ (Beast, 20229 a survival thriller that Universal Pictures will premiere in theaters in August 2022. In the official trailer it makes it clear that it is its similarities with classics like ‘Predator’ (1987) but with a thirsty animal of blood in the style of ‘Wild Harvest’ (1981) or ‘the demons of the night‘ (nineteen ninety six).
Idris Elba against the beast
The trailer reveals moments with Idris Elba punched the lion in the face, but we also see moments of family tension and a night hunt that seems to go horribly wrong. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, responsible for the highly esteemed ‘Everest’, with a script by Ryan Engle, who was behind ‘Rampage’, based on an idea by Jaime Primak-Sullivan.
In the movie plot synopsis:
“Elba plays Dr. Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley), a former family. friend and wildlife biologist. But what begins as a journey of healing turns into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a bloodthirsty survivor of poachers who now sees all humans as enemies, begins to stalk them. Iyana Halley plays Daniels’ 18-year-old daughter, Meredith, and Leah Sava Jeffries plays her 13-year-old daughter, Norah.”
Producers of ‘The Beast’ include Primak-Sullivan, Kormakur, Will Packer, and James Lopez, the release date in the United States is August 9, while in Spain it is only known that it will arrive at some point in that month. Kormákur’s latest film, ‘adrift’, demonstrates his specialty in creating clashes between man and naturewe will see what he has done in this promising series B.