The mighty Kurt Sutter will write, direct and produce This Beast for Blumhouse and Netflix. The medieval thriller will mark the feature directing debut of the Sons Of Anarchy creator – and it sounds brilliant:
An 18th century English village is besieged by a mysterious and elusive beast. Dozens of innocents are slaughtered and the mayhem is driven to puritanical heights by religious fanaticism. The impossible task of killing the beast falls to a lowly trapper who promises he can stop the carnage. But for him this hunt is not a professional mission, it’s a deeply personal one. The idea was inspired by The Beast of Gévaudan, a true story about a mysterious beast that terrorized a French village in the 1760s.
Sutter had this to say about the forthcoming film:
“Bringing my disturbing, familial story sensibility into the Blumhouse world just seemed like something that had to happen and This Beast is the perfect project for that marriage. And Netflix is the perfect venue for that bloody ceremony.”
Movies In Focus interviewed Kurt Sutter years ago (read it here) and the man is a no-holds-barred straight-shooter. I admire that.