Idris Elba will battle a hungry lion in the upcoming summer movie Beast, a survival thriller that Universal Pictures will be releasing into movie theaters on August 19, 2022.

Check out the official Beast trailer below, which makes it clear that this is very much a HORROR MOVIE, looking a bit like Predator… only with a bloodthirsty lion as the villain.

And yes, of course Idris Elba punches the lion in the face. Watch the Beast trailer now!

Baltasar Kormákur (EverestAdrift) directed Beast for Universal Pictures. Based on an idea by Jaime Primak-Sullivan, Ryan Engle (Rampage) wrote the script.

In Beast, “A recently widowed man (Idris Elba) and his two teenage daughters travel to a game reserve in South Africa. However, their journey of healing soon turns into a fight for survival when a bloodthirsty lion starts to stalk them”

Here’s a longer plot synopsis for the film:

“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), 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. Iyana Halley plays Daniels’ 18-year-old daughter, Meredith, and Leah Sava Jeffries plays his 13-year-old, Norah.”

Producers include Primak-Sullivan, Kormákur, Will Packer and James Lopez.

Sometimes the rustle in the bushes actually is a monster…



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