Hollywood star Idris Elba says it’s hard to combine sadness, fear, anger and love in a survival drama, but his new film The Beast does it all convincingly. It has been. Directed by Icelandic filmmaker Balthazar Kormakul of “Everest” and “The Deep” fame, “Beast” follows Elba’s Dr. He must save himself and his two teenage daughters from being hunted by a giant rogue lion. A trip to South Africa where my recently deceased mother grew up. The British star said the classic theme of man versus nature gave the film an “innovative spin” by combining it with an emotional narrative. The elements are a bit contradictory, it’s like, “Which movie do you want to make?” Do you want to make a film about loss, father-daughter relationships and fear, or do you want to make a film about poaching and the environment? I think it’s a revolutionary twist on the animal genre,” Elba said in a virtual roundtable interview for PTI.
Filmed extensively in South Africa, the film’s story is based on an original idea by Jaime Primac Sullivan. The 49-year-old actor believes it’s important to have someone like Komacool at the helm of the project, who has experience handling his drama Survival.
“Putting all these ingredients in was going to be quite a lot. I think I was drawn to,” he added. It was also new for Elba, the star of action movies like ‘The Take’, ‘The Dark Tower’, ‘Hobbes & Shaw’, ‘Pacific Rim’ and ‘Prometheus’. It was her chance to play an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation. “I’ve done quite a bit of action, but[it was challenging]to play a character that wasn’t an action hero. But making the whole movie, I was happy to pull it off. Of a survival drama in which the beast is usually made the villain.”This is not a beast…this is an animal thrown into this predicament by humans, based on some reality in that part of the world.”I am I didn’t want to demonize the animal, so it was important to balance that reality as closely as possible with the message”.
According to Elba, the makers created a lion backstory because attacking humans is not a characteristic of lions. “Separation, Anger, Despair” was used to portray the connection between his character Dr. Samuels and animals. “I believe there is a symmetry between humans and lions. They are connected by sorrow, loss, separation, anger and despair. It’s very uncharacteristic for a lion, so we needed a reason as to why we were doing this.
“So it was important to layer a backstory that turned out to be very similar in many ways to Nate’s. All of that permeates who they are in the film.” Leah Jeffries, Sharlto Copley and Iyana Harry play central roles in the Universal Pictures project The Beast.
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