Because no one else would be up for the task, The Office and The Dark Tower star (and all-around badass) Idris Elba will battle a f*cking lion in Everest and Adrift director Baltasar Kormakur’s upcoming must-see survival thriller Beast.
Written by Ryan Engle (Rampage) from an original idea by Jaime Primak-Sullivan, the flick is said to be in the tone of Jaume Collet-Serra’s Blake Lively vs shark motion picture The Shallows … but, you know, with a lion as the antagonist.
Kormakur will produce Beast with Will Packer and James Lopez. Primak-Sullivan will executive produce. Universal’s executive VP of production Matt Reilly and creative executive Tony Ducret will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
Primak-Sullivan, Engle, Lopez, and Packer previously teamed up on the Gabrielle Union thriller Breaking In directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, The Raven).
We’ll make sure to keep up to date on this project and pass along further updates as we hear them. In the meantime, make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or over on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!