Netflix is making a big move with this one. The huge streaming service is said to be in the process of acquiring Beasts of No Nation, the new film from True Detective director Cary Fukunaga.
Deadline initially broke the news, reporting that Netflix has paid around $12 million for worldwide rights to the film. It’s a big deal, one that will see them push the film on their service and through a worldwide cinematic release.
Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation tells the story of a child soldier fighting a civil war in an unnamed African country. Idris Elba plays a warlord (pictured) who strips away the child’s humanity.
Fukunaga, who gathered recognition with his Spanish-language debut Sin Nombre, has also scripted the film.
Fukunaga and Elba produced the picture alongside Daniel Crown (What Maisie Knew), Daniela Taplin Lundberg (The Kids Are All Right), Riva Marker (After Life, The Kids Are All Right), and Amy Kaufman (Y Tu Mamá También, Sin Nombre, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints).
Early word on the picture is downright positive, considering the fact a bidding battle ensued almost immediately after quite studio screenings took place. We can’t wait.