‘Beast’: Date, cast, plot and latest buzz around monster thriller film

Explore how Dr Nate Daniel’s family trip to a wildlife reserve turns into a survival battle when a ferocious lion begins to stalk them

‘Beast’: Date, cast, plot and latest buzz around monster thriller film
Idris Elba in a still from 'Beast' (Universal Pictures)
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Films like ‘The Predator’ and ‘Monster Hunter’ have always satiated our cravings for watching a well-made monster-thriller film. Fans will be excited to know that Universal Pictures is bringing an original and heart-pounding monster-thriller film ‘Beast’. ‘Beast’ has been helmed by Baltasar Kormakur. The script of the film has been written by Ryan Engle. It has been adapted from an original story by Jaime Primak Sullivan. The film has been produced by Universal Pictures in collaboration with Will Packer and James Lopez’s banner Will Packer Productions.

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The star cast of the film ‘Beast’ includes Idris Elba, Iyana Halley, Leah Sava Jeffries, Sharlto Copley and several others. In the meantime, before the awaited film ‘Beast’ hits the theatres, audiences can also watch these survival-based thriller films like ‘Fit to Kill’, ‘Windfall’, ‘The Predator’ and ‘Monster Hunter’ to satisfy their craving for watching feel-good thriller films.

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When does ‘Beast’ release?

The much-awaited monster-thriller film ‘Beast’ is releasing in theatres globally on August 19, 2022.

What is the plot of ‘Beast’?

It is a survival-based monster thriller film that revolves around Dr Nate Samuels (Idris Elba), a widower who goes on a trip to South Africa with his two daughters Meredith (Iyana Halley) and Norah (Leah Sava Jeffries). They all are doing this trip to spend some quality time together after the death of Nate’s wife. They stay on a game reserve that is managed by Nate’s old friend Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley).

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The first thirty seconds of the trailer show glimpses of this being a normal trip with photos and laughs that they all have. Soon enough, things change rapidly when they find a man in the middle of the road describing he’s been attacked by the devil. They arrive there to see that all residents living there had been brutally slaughtered by the devil. When they start leaving from there, they are attacked by a blood-thirsty lion. Their trip changes into a living nightmare as all of them are stuck and trapped inside the car with no way out.

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The official synopsis reads, “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, 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”.

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Who stars in ‘Beast’?

The following actors have been confirmed for the film.

Idris Elba as Dr Nate Daniels

The 49-years-old golden globe awards nominated star Idris Elba has given some of his finest performances in films like ‘Prometheus’, ‘Thor’ film series, ‘Beast of No Nation’, ‘Zootopia’, ‘The Suicide Squad’, ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’, ‘Star Trek Beyond’. He made his directorial debut in 2018 with the film ‘Yardie’. Idris Elba is going to be seen portraying the lead role of Dr Nate Daniels in much awaited monster-thriller film ‘Beast’.

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The star cast for the film ‘Beast’ comprises Iyana Halley, Leah Sava Jeffries, Sharlto Copley and several others.

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Latest news about the film ‘Beast’

'Beast' has been shot and filmed entirely in South Africa during a 10-week shoot in the rural provinces of Limpopo and Northern Cape and in the city of Cape Town.

Creators

‘Beast’ has been helmed by Baltasar Kormakur. The script of the film has been written by Ryan Engle. It has been adapted from an original story by Jaime Primak Sullivan. Sullivan is also the executive producer of the film alongside Bernard Bellew. The film has been produced by Universal Pictures in collaboration with Will Packer and James Lopez’s banner Will Packer Productions.

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Trailer

The official trailer of ‘Beast’ has been released by the makers globally. You can also watch it here.


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