Kurt Sutter is making the directorial debut The Beast on Netflix

After making his acting debut in the sci-fi blockbuster by Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley Mess walking, Sons of anarchy The creator Kurt Sutter made his directorial debut on Netflix with the horror thriller The beast.

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THIS BEAST, the directorial debut of Kurt Sutter (@sutterink) from SONS OF ANARCHY, is coming to Netflix.

Produced by @blumhouse and @jason_blum, the film is set in an 18th century English village that was besieged by a mysterious and elusive animal. Sutter will write and direct. pic.twitter.com/RMsxUEBIIO

– NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) March 8, 2021

Written and directed by Sutter, the film revolves around an 18th century English village besieged by a mysterious and elusive animal. Dozens of innocents were slaughtered and the chaos was driven to puritanical heights by religious fanaticism. The impossible task of killing the beast rests with a lowly trapper who promises he can stop the carnage, but for him this hunt is not a professional mission but a deeply personal one.

The story of the film was inspired by the French legend of The Beast of Gévaudan from the 1760s, in which one or more man-eating animals terrorized the province for three years and is said to have been committed by a creature known as a wolf, dog, or wolf- Dog hybrids with an estimated 610 attacks and 500 deaths. The animal was reportedly killed multiple times before attacks in the area finally stopped.

“Bringing my disturbing, familial sensitivity to stories into the Blumhouse world just seemed like something that had to happen,” Sutter said in a statement. “And the animal is the perfect project for this marriage. And Netflix is ​​the perfect place for that bloody ceremony. “

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Sutter will co-produce the film with Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions and Carla Hacken via their production banner Paper Pictures, while Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold of Blumhouse TV are currently involved in executive productions.

“We have long been fans of Kurt and his unprecedented storytelling – it’s both visceral and emotional,” said Blum in a statement. “We are delighted that Blumhouse is producing its first feature for Netflix.”

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