“Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter is making his feature directorial debut on Netflix with his new film “The Beast”. Sutter will write, direct and produce the film which will be produced by Jason Blum will produce for Blumhouse. The film is inspired by “The Beast of Gévaudan” – a true story about a mysterious beast that terrorized a French village in the 1760s (memorial statue pictured above).
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.
“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,” said Kurt Sutter.