The long anticipated trailer, to the long anticipated movie, based on the best selling books by Stephen King, has finally landed. I had no idea what this movie was about, up until I watched this trailer. All I knew was, Idris Elba and Matt Mcconaughey were in it and that I should “read the books first”. It looks totally badass and now I can’t wait to see it. It has a sci-fi western/medieval twang to it that cranks my gears. Probably won’t pick up the books (because I am completely unmotivated to read a story that already has a trailer out), but I will be in line for tickets opening night.
Beasts of No Nation, which was bought by Netflix and will officially debut on the platform and in theatres October 16th, is the heartbreaking story of the journey of a child solider in Africa. The big name star is Idris Elba, who plays the mercenary, but the movie’s heart and soul is first time actor Ama K. Abebrese. The film was written and directed by Cary Fukunaga, who was the man behind the camera for all of season 1 of True Detective. He’s an amazing director, and you get a taste for his unique shooting style in certain scenes in the trailer, so I can’t wait to see the entire finished product next month. I’d personally watch Idris Elba tie his shoes for two hours, so I have to imagine he’s amazing here, just like he is in everything else.