The trailer has popped up online for a new movie called Beast. This is a man vs. nature survival thriller. Check it out:

This looks interesting. I guess it all comes down to how well done the CG lion is done. Beast has a nice and simple story:

“A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the savanna has but one apex predator.”

I thought lions were just big cats? Just rub it on its belly, that’s what I’ve been told. A bit more of the official blurb gives more background on Elba’s character of Dr Nate Samuels:

“… 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. 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 stars Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Leah Jeffries, Iyana Halley, Mel Jarson and Amara Miller. It is directed by Baltasar Kormákur, known for 2 Guns, Everest and Adrift. Writing credits go to Ryan Engle and Jaime Primak Sullivan.


The movie was shot on location in Limpopo and Northern Cape in Cape Town. Beast is due out 19th August 2022.

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