Idris Elba protects his daughters from a man-eating lion. That’s the kind of popcorn entertainment I can go for. And that’s what we get in the upcoming feature film “Beast” from Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur. The movie offers up a fun and meaty (no pun intended) role for the effortlessly charismatic Elba, and the first trailer gives us a good taste (ok, pun intended there) of what Kormákur is going for.
Elba plays a widowed father who takes his daughters to South Africa where he and their mother first met. While there, he takes them out on a safari led by an old friend (Sharlto Copley). But their fun day of site-seeing turns bad after they’re attacked by a ferocious lion. Soon the group is trapped on the reserve where they encounter other predators besides the deadly cat. As the trailer shows, the film quickly turns into an all-out survival thriller with Elba doing everything he can to protect his girls. Sure it looks a little silly, but it also looks like the kind of entertainment that can be an absolute blast. I’m in.
“Beast” hits theaters August 19th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
I’m in! That looks awesome and is a nice change of scenery from all the frozen tundra movies that have been released the last couple of years.
I’m in too. I like the look of it and I’m always onboard for Elba.
It sounds a bit like ‘Savage Harvest and ‘Ghost and the darkness’. I enjoyed both of those. Look forward to seeing ‘Beast’. Cheers!
I love those comparisons. I can 100% see them both in the trailer.
Yes, I’m in. Have you ever seen the series, “Zoo”? (available on netflix) It has a world-wide virus/mutation that leads to every animal on the planet dedicated to killing humans. I really enjoyed the series and was the first thing I thought of when I read what you said about this movie.
I haven’t seen “Zoo”. Sounds worth watching though.
OK that looks bonkers, I’m in!
Yep. And “bonkers” is exactly what I want from a movie like this.
I saw this trailer a few days ago. Looks intense and hopefully good. I like Idris Elba. He’s my choice to be the next James Bond.
Elba is great. My money is on him over the lion!
Oh, I’ll take that bet. I’m also betting on Elba. How much is the spread?
Really? Man with gun versus lion, in lions territory. Hope they all get eaten. 2022, and these animals are still be trophy hunted by mindless morons. Sad day for conservation.
Cujo got considerably bigger since the last time I saw him. Gonna wait on this one until it becomes a home view.
I really like Elba so that’s a big selling point for me. Hopefully this has some meat to it (pun intended).