In the first official trailer for Beast, Idris Elba plays a man at odds with the elements. In the upcoming survival thriller, Elba plays Dr. Nate Samuels, a widower who travels to South Africa with his daughters to visit a game reserve managed by a long-lost family friend, only to find that he and his family are being stalked by a lion who has survived poachers and is taking ferocious revenge on humans.
In addition to Elba, the cast for Beast also features Iyana Halley, Leah Sava Jeffries, Sharlto Copley, and Riley Keough. In 2020, Elba was revealed as the film’s lead actor, and Baltasar Kormákur, director of 2 Guns and Everest, was attached to the helm.
The premise for this action film was developed by Breaking In writer Jaime Primak-Sullivan, while the film’s screenplay was written by Ryan Engle, who previously authored the narrative for the thriller starring Gabrielle Union.
Beast, a thriller starring Idris Elba, has been in the works since the middle of 2021, and moviegoers are now receiving their first look as the picture prepares for a summer release. Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for Beast with less than three months to go until the picture is released in theatres.
In the trailer, we meet Elba’s character, a widower doctor who must battle for his family’s lives against a ferocious lion in a South African game reserve. Watch the first, exciting trailer down below:
The official trailer for The Beast premieres as the survival thriller subgenre has seen steady growth in popularity over the past six years thanks to the likes of The Revenant and The Martian, the former of which won three Oscars.
Although no subsequent genre films have been nominated for as many prestigious awards, several, such as Blake Lively’s The Shallows and Sam Raimi’s alligator thriller Crawl, have continued to be critically and commercially successful.
Elba and his family must contend with the elements of a South African game reserve and an angry lion in the first trailer for Beast, suggesting more of the same heart-pounding thrills seen in the latter episodes.
Baltasar Kormákur, who also directed the critically acclaimed but divisive real story-based films Everest and Adrift, returns to the survival thriller genre with his latest film, Beast.
Elba’s transformation from a humble family guy into an all-out survivalist is teased intriguingly in the official trailer for Beast, which marks a welcome return to the genre for Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur. The release date of August 19 means the Beast movie is almost here.