MPAA: Fighting This R-Rated ‘Beast’ Gets Violent, Bloody

by Thomas Tuna

The savage jungle is not a PG-rated place.

Beast–a survival horror entry from Universal Pictures–will roar into theaters Aug. 19, and will carry an R rating (for violent content, bloody images and some language) with it, according to FilmRatings.

The thriller–directed by Baltasar Kormakur (Everest) from a screenplay by Ryan Engle (Rampage)–stars Golden Globe Award winner Idris Elba as a father who will do what he has to in order to protect his family from a fierce predator.

Beast–filmed in the provinces of Limpopo and Northern Cape in Cape Town–also stars Iyana Halley, Leah Sava Jeffries, Sharlto Copley and Riley Keough.

In the film, Dr. Nate Daniels (Elba), a recent widower, returns to South Africa–where he met his wife–on a trip with his daughters to a game preserve managed by family friend Martin Battles (Copley).

But, according to the synopsis, what starts out as a journey of healing turns into “a fearsome fight for survival when a lion–a survivor of poachers that now sees all humans as the enemy–begins stalking them.”

Beast is produced by Will Packer and James Lopez, with Jaime Primak Sullivan and Bernard Bellew serving as executive producers.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Beast.


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