Beasts of No Nation is the upcoming child soldier drama from the critically-acclaimed True Detective season one director Cary Fukunaga, and starring Idris Elba and Abraham Attah, that was snagged by Netflix – much to the dismay of major cinema chains who did not react well to the news (again).
According to Kervyn the movie looks “f@$%ing incredible!” and “is set in an African civil war and follows a young child-soldier [Abraham Attah] forced to serve under Idris Elba’s ruthless Commandant”. You can catch the trailer here. The movie addresses an ugly issue that’s plagued our sometimes-fair sometimes-dark continent over the years, and judging by the very intense trailer looks to be something you need to watch – but will have a difficult time doing.
They’ve recently released (via Indiewire) a series of character progression posters for the main characters Agu (Attah) and the Commandant (Elba) showing how the innocent or those with noble ideals can be twisted in ways they wouldn’t have thought possible:
Beasts of No Nation will stream worldwide on Netflix on 16 October, and only appear in certain cinemas because corporations hate change and competition.
Last Updated: August 20, 2015