From September 22, 2022 it arrives in Italian cinemas with universal images The beasta survival thriller starring Idris Elba (Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, The Suicide Squad) as a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves hunted by a huge, lonely lion determined to prove himself exists in the savannah that it is only a supreme predator.
Plot and Cast
The official plot: Idris Elba (Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, The Suicide Squad) stars in a stunning new thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves chased by a huge, lone lion determined to prove that on the savannah there is only one. supreme predator. Elba plays Doctor Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he met his wife, for a long-planned trip with his daughters to a game reserve run by Martin Battles (in TV series like Sharlto Copley and Russian Doll, and movies like Maleficent), an old family friend and wildlife biologist. What begins as a journey of healing turns into a chilling struggle for survival when a lion, who survived bloodthirsty poachers, begins to haunt them feeling threatened by humans.
Iyana Halley (The Courage of Truth – The Hate U Give, and the TV series This is Us) features Daniels’ 18-year-old daughter, Meredith, and Lea Sava Jeffries (TV series Rel and Empire) plays 13-year-old Norah. The cast is completed by Mel Jarnson, Amara Miller, Dorian Hedgewood, Damon Burtley, Billy Gallagher, Kate Grisley, Travis Lemrick and Robby MacIsaac.
Beast – trailers and videos
New featurette and music video in original language released August 9, 2022
New original language featurette and video released August 22, 2022
New featurette in Italian released on September 3, 2022
- From the intense director Baltasar Kormákur who helmed Everest, Dogs on the loose And Smuggling for Universal Pictures, “Beast” is produced by Will Packer, producer of The girls’ journeyfrom the Serie Along and ten movies that reached the top of the US box office, including evening school, Murderous Obsession And think like a manby James Lopez, president of Will Packer Productions, and Baltasar Kormákur.
- “Beast” is written by Ryan Engle (Rampage, Non-Stop), based on an original story by Jaime Primak Sullivan who also produces with Bernard Bellew.
Who is Baltasar Kormakur?
Baltasar Kormákur is an actor and director who works for theatre, film and television. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, he graduated as an actor from the Iceland Academy of Arts in 1990. He was immediately hired by the National Theater of Iceland, where he worked as an actor until 1997. Over the past two years he has also staged several ambitious works, having also produced and directed several highly popular independent theater productions. In 2000, he wrote, directed, acted and produced the film 101 Reykjavik , which became an international hit and won the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Variety put him on the list of 10 directors to watch, along with Alejandro González Iñárritu, Christopher Nolan and other new directors emerging from this period. Soon after, Kormákur founded Blueeyes Productions, later renamed RVK Studios, and has continued to write, produce, and direct films ever since. His movies The sea , A little trip to paradise , Myrin And White Night Wedding they were very successful in Iceland and won many international awards. the abyss , which chronicles the true events of a fishing boat that sank in the freezing waters of Westman Island, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for the Oscar race as foreign language film. Since 2008, Kormákur has directed and produced several international films. The most recent is Everest, with Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson, Keira Knightly, Robin Wright and Jake Gyllenhaal. Released by Universal Pictures, the film earned over $203 million worldwide. His first project in the United States is A tragic choice an independent film produced by LA 26 Film, starring Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger and Sam Shepard, released in October 2010. It was followed by Smugglingstarring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster and Kate Beckinsale, which took No. 1 at the US box office during its opening weekend in January 2012. Contraband, produced by Working Title Films and Universal, is the UK remake of the film Icelandic Reykjavik-Rotterdam, in which Kormákur himself reads. His next American film is Dogs on the loose, action comedy starring Denzel Washington and Wahlberg, as well as Paula Patton, Bill Paxton and Edward James Olmos. The film opened first at the box office in its first programming weekend and grossed over $131 million worldwide. Kormákur directed, co-wrote and starred in his latest Icelandic film, The Oath – The Oath, his first time on camera in eight years. Also starring Hera Hilmar, The Oath has had seven Edda Award nominations and won six. He also produced the Icelandic comedy Virgin Mountain, directed by the famous Icelandic director Dagur Kari. Also, he produced the Icelandic thrillers vultures And mules. Kormákur, with its RVK studios, has also ventured into television, with the acclaimed series Trapwhich achieved excellent ratings and led to the production of a second season, Trapped 2. All of Kormákur’s films were made at its RVK studios, which also includes a VFX and RVX production unit, headed by Dadi Einarsson. Kormákur is currently expanding the RVK Studios, which will not only serve as a production house, but also as a “creative village” dedicated to film, television, production and the artists who create these projects.
Movies with ferocious felines
1. Spirits in the Dark (1996)
The film with Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer from the book by Colonel John Henry Patterson, itself based on the real episode of the man-eaters of Tsavo: in 1898, during the construction of a bridge over the river Tsavo for the Uganda Railway, two of the male lions repeatedly attacked the workers.
2. The Panther’s Kiss (1982)
Paul Schrader’s remake, starring Nastassja Kinski and Malcolm McDowell, of Jacques Tourneur’s 1942 film “Cat People”.
3. Prey – The Hunt Is On (2007)
An American family vacationing in Africa gets lost in a game reserve and is stalked by lions.
4. Burning Bright – No Way Out (2010)
An American family vacationing in Africa gets lost in a wildlife sanctuary and is chased by lions.
5. Symphony of Death (1963)
A small zoo owner uses animals to kill his enemies.
6. Endangered Species (2021)
A survival adventure about a wealthy American family traveling on vacation in the vast African desert of Kenya in search of a chance to mend the growing divisions within their family.
7. Wild Harvest (1981)
A family in Africa is attacked by a troop of lions.
8. Kaal (2005)
A tiger expert, his wife, two tourists and a village chief find themselves caught in a battle for survival against supernatural beasts in Jim Corbett National Wildlife Park.
9. Prey – The Prey (2016)
A zoo vet is embroiled in a gruesome adventure as she finds herself leading the city-wide hunt for a monstrous lion that is terrorizing the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.
10. Thief (2020)
Samantha O’Hara (Megan Fox) is a mercenary who leads a squad of soldiers on a mission to rescue hostages in a remote part of Africa. Unfortunately the mission goes wrong and the team is stuck, forced to survive against local rebels.
- The original music for “Beast” is by the composer Steven Price (Attack the Block, Gravity, Suicide Squad, Baby Driver, Last Night in Soho).
- The track accompanying the “Beast” trailer is “I Can See Clearly Now” by jim cliff.
- The soundtrack includes the song “N’na Duniya” performed by Sona Jobarteh, British multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer of Gambian origin. Jobarteh comes from one of the five main families of griot (poet and cantor who plays the role of curator of the oral tradition of the ancestors) who play the Kora hails from West Africa and is the first professional Kora player from a family of griots. The Kora is a stringed instrument that combines the characteristics of the lute and the harp
LIST OF TRACKS:
1. Beast 2:06
2. One got away 2:50
3. The Amahle tree 1:28
4. I wasn’t home 0:58
5. Ready for Safari 1:13
6. The only law that matters 2:39
7. The fire is still hot 4:44
8. Is anyone still alive? 2:55
9. In the water 2:18
10. Stay in the car 3:23
11. In his territory now 3:25
12. You have a shot 6:12
13. This thing is a beast 1:18
14. Amahle would be proud of you 3:47
15. A very dangerous place 3:39
16. Ten minutes 3:08
17. Please come back dad 4:17
18. Sorry boy 2:47
19. There must be something 2:39
20. Trust me 2:49
21. The Beast 2:53
22. Everything will be fine 1:00
23. In the Prides 1:44
24. I missed all the signs 4:12
25. Queue 0:59
26. N’na Duniyaa (Sona Jobarteh) 4:45
The “Beast” soundtrack is available on Amazon.
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