There are people like you and me. And, there are people who wake up one morning and are like “Hm. I wanna see Idris Elba fight a lion, or something.”
Welp, someone certainly deserves a thanks for handing Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns) and screenwriter Ryan Engle (Rampage) a proper cup of coffee to keep them up and about and conjure what we now have in the official trailer for Universal’s latest, 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.
Beast also stars Iyana Halley and Leah Sava Jeffries, is produced by Kormákur along with Will Packer, and James Lopez and is exec produced by Jaime Primak Sullivan and Bernard Bellew, and opens August 19.