Universal Pictures has set the release 'Beast', a survival thriller starring Idris Elba ('The Suicide Squad') that will hit theaters in the United States on August 19, 2022. The film will arrive a week after the romantic comedy also from Universal 'Bros', and from a still untitled live-action Disney movie.
Beast Elba will play Dr. Nate Samuels, a widower who returns to South Africa, where he met his wife, on a long-planned trip with his daughters to a game reserve. hunt. But what begins as a journey to heal wounds turns into a terrible fight for survival when a lion who survives poachers and sees humans as his worst enemies begins to stalk them.
Beast will be directed by Baltasar Kormákur, responsible for reliably 'The Deep', 'Everest' or 'Adrift', with a script written by Ryan Engle ('Rampage'). For his part, Will Packer will be the producer together with James López, president of Will Packer Productions, with Jaime Primak Sullivan and Bernard Bellew in the executive production.
Universal Pictures presented the first official preview of “Beast” (“Beast”), a film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, a filmmaker known for titles such as “Everest”, “Jar City” and “2 Guns”. Its protagonist will be the British actor Idris Elba, protagonist of the successful HBO Max series “The Wire”; one of the most recognized faces in the industry today and a candidate to be the next James Bond. In this new film he will have to face a lion that will chase him and put the lives of his daughters at risk.
“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. What begins as a journey of healing turns into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of bloodthirsty poachers, now sees all humans as enemies and begins to stalk the protagonists."
Baltasar Kormákur is already an expert in survival action cinema. He premiered "Everest" in 2015, safely based on a true story of an expedition that ended with tragic consequences. In 2018 he directed “Adrift!”, a drama about sailor Tami Oldham Ashcraft, who survived 41 days adrift. Now, in 2022, it is the turn of "Beast".
In an interview for Sensacine, the director stated: “For me it is a film about family, but also about survival. The project was born in the same way, surviving the pandemic. I come from a country that looks like a survival movie,” referring to his native Iceland.
The screenplay for “Beast” is by Ryan Engle, who was behind “Rampage,” and the producers include Primak-Sullivan, Kormákur, Will Packer and James Lopez. The release date of the film in the United States is August 9, while in Latin America it would be August 8, although there is still no official confirmation.
Anyone with 20/20 vision would agree that Idris Elba is one of the sexiest men in Hollywood, all due respect to Mrs. Sabrina Dhowre Elba, of course. And ever since the A-lister was titled People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2018, fans have long been intrigued by his private life. After all, the English actor was one of the most sought-after bachelors in Hollywood in the past.
Aside from Idris being one of Hollywood's elite, the 49-year-old is a doting father. Fans of the Beast actor know very well that he has a beautiful daughter who regularly accompanies him on red carpets. However, users of social networks wonder if the star has other children who have gone into the background. So how many children does Idris have? Here is the truth.
On a large number of occasions, suspense films base their terrors on large and dangerous representatives of the animal world. Examples like this we have sharks, crocodiles, snakes, dinosaurs, and of course, lions. Beast is an example of the latter.
This title is reminiscent of the 1996 movie, Claws, and how two lions attacked the builders of a railway in Africa. While Beast takes on the same location and dangers, it introduces us to a return to ferocious attacks.
A story with social criticism and family conflicts end up being the main themes of the stalking of a great lion in Africa. The whole story told with a mostly tense and lurking context, where the characters will never be safe.
Some themes could have been further developed, but given the length of the film (1 hour and 33 minutes) and the nature of its plot, its faults are understandable. Fast-forwarding, Beast manages to pull off an entertaining thriller.
Greetings to all the fabulous parents in the world! Idris is a proud father of two sons: Isan (born January 2002) and Winston (born April 2014).
Fans of Idris are probably most familiar with Isan, as the beauty frequently dates his father. The actor shares Isan with his ex-wife, Kim Norgaard. According to Now to Love, Idris and Kim were married in 1999 and divorced in 2003. Hollywood Life reports that they parted ways amicably and remain good friends as parents to Isan.
Fans may also remember that Isan was named an Ambassador for the 2019 Golden Globes. According to Insider, he has had both acting and film aspirations.
Idris with his wife Sabrina (left) and his daughter Isan, whom he shares with his ex-wife Kim Norgaard.
The Icelandic Baltasar Kormákur has a double career as a director, in his country or in the United States, of family or criminal dramas (Hidden Truths, The Marshes, Extreme Measures, Contraband, Two Guns) and epic confrontations with the wildest or most extreme nature ( The Deep, Everest, Adrift).
The beast belongs, as its title suggests, to the second group. Wild nature is not represented here by a mountain or a sea shaken by storms or hurricanes, but by a (justifiably) angry lion that besieges unsuspecting visitors to a South African reserve: a father and his two daughters with unfinished business between them. and with the past.
The most powerful asset is confinement in small spaces, especially a vehicle, clearly insufficient to defend against the feline's attacks. One wonders if when writing the screenplay Jaime Primak Sullivan and Ryan Engle (authors of another claustrophobic survival screenplay, Night Raid: A Family Besieged by Criminals) had Stephen King's Cujo brought to life by Lewis Teague in mind, in the one in which a rabid dog attacks a woman and her son sheltered in a car.
It doesn't matter much either because in this film the claustrophobia of confinement to defend against the lion is inscribed, and from there the film takes its visual strength (in addition to the digital effects that give the beast terrifying realism), not in a seedy and disastrous patio of deep America, as in King's novel, but in some superb African landscapes.
This correct entertainment and frightening film is left with the subplot (or subtrauma) of family wounds related to the disease (someone should study the omnipresence of the disease, especially cancer, in the cinema of the 21st century, whatever the genre). of the film), death and redemption.
Beast is only available to watch in-person at the movie theater. Without missing the conflict with the teenage daughter. The fear of the beast, the ferocity of the attacks and the wild beauty of the landscape were enough to sustain the film. The personal and family subtrauma (and even feline, because the lion also has a past that justifies its aversion to humans) does not contribute anything and subtracts a lot. And don't worry: the bug is not the bad guy, that the little animal has its reasons for so much human appetite, and there is an animalist-ecologist message, more would be missing.
The movie Beast premiered last Thursday in the city's movie complexes, which tells the story of Dr. Nate Daniels, a widower who returns to South Africa, where he met his wife, with their two daughters. Soon this journey of healing turns into a fight for survival when they are chased by a savage lion.
Dad Idris Elba and his amazing daughters Leah Jeffries and Iyana Halley fly from the New York jungle to the South African savannah. It is a cathartic journey, to rediscover the origins of the mother of the teenagers who has recently passed away.
The maternal roots are a longed-for paradise, now converted into a protected reserve. The family reunites with a childhood friend of their mother's who works in the natural park, a space that is constantly harassed by poachers. On the excursion, the group discovers a small site where all the aborigines have been killed and dismembered by beasts.
No, Beast is not currently available to rent or watch on Prime Video. The pack turns out to be a single lion the devil, assures a dying man, huge, tenacious and very intelligent, embarked on a revenge crusade against humans because the poachers have eliminated all of his relatives. In his fury of reparation, the bug does not distinguish between good and bad, so the four protagonists will have to face the stubborn enormity, locked in a wrecked jeep and without the means to ask for help.
As for Winston, Idris shares him with his ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth. Idris and Naiyana were in a relationship from 2013 to 2016.
Unlike Isan, Winston, who is named after Idris's late father, who sadly passed away in 2013, hasn't been in the spotlight, likely due to his age.
Idris has also been very vocal about his love for fatherhood and being able to witness the birth of his children.
“Witnessing the birth of my children is the biggest and best searching thing I've ever had,” Idris told People in November 2018. “I'm super loving, big hugs, kisses, lots of love. I'm sure my daughter says, 'She's fine, dad, relax. My son is still at that age where he loves hugs."
The only easy way to watch Beast streaming free without downloading. Most people would think that auditioning and landing a role where you would play your real father's daughter in real life would be a piece of cake. However, that was not the case with Isan Elba.
In an August 11, 2022 interview on The Breakfast Club, film producer Will Packer and Idris (who appeared later in the interview) stopped by to chat with Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy about the film, among others. Other themes.
Angela talked to Idris about Isan and how old he is and how big he's gotten. The co-host asked Idris how his experience as a father influenced his role as a father in Beast. From there, Idris shared that his personal experience naturally influenced this role and mentioned that Isan auditioned for the role of his daughter. However, she did not get the job.
“She wants to be an actress. She auditioned and in the end it all came down to chemistry,” Idris said. “My daughter was great, but the relationship in the movie and the relationship between my daughter…the chemistry wasn't right for the movie, oddly enough. My daughter didn't speak to me for three weeks."
Comedy is Argentina 30 nights with my ex. This is the directorial debut of Adrián Suar who also stars in this film alongside Pilar Gamboa. The plot focuses on El Turbo (Suar), who after years of separation from La Loba (Gamboa), accepts at the request of their daughter in common, to live for thirty days with his ex-wife, who comes from a long psychiatric hospitalization. . The cast is completed by the Uruguayan Pichu Straneo.
Vacío is the debut feature film by Paúl Venegas, who had premiered as a director with Alberto Spencer, an Ecuadorian from Peñarol, a song with his Uruguayan leg.
En Vacio tells the story of two illegal Chinese migrants in Ecuador who cross their destinies in a mafia environment and human trafficking. He denounces the hardships of those who cross the world for an opportunity and meet some villains.
Thus, the film mixes social issues in a plot that can turn to the police. It won the best feature film in the Bafici American competition and in the Guayaquil Festival.
Vacío is co-produced by Uruguayans Esteban Schoeder (director of feature films such as The Vineyard and Killing Everyone and a historic local producer) and Leandro Barneche, co-director with Schroeder of the docuseries ¿Por qué Uruguay?.
It is added, for other audiences, Beast, in which a ferocious and obstinate lion has it badly to bring Idris Elba. It looks like a combination of Jurassic Park and Jaws, although it should be clarified without Steven Spielberg. The director is Baltasar Kormákur, an Icelandic specialist in action with nature in between; he did, for Everest.