Must Watch: First Trailer for Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts of No Nation'
"Agu, go on! Agu!" Netflix has debuted the first teaser trailer for Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation, the latest feature from a talented filmmaker. When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier. The film stars Abraham Attah as Agu, the boy, along with Idris Elba as Commandant in a powerful role. The film looks brutal, and tough, but still beautiful like all of the films Fukunaga has made so far. I'm very intrigued to see how this plays out. If the film is as good as it looks, then Netflix is going to ruffle some feathers when they release it.
Here's the first teaser trailer for Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
Adapted from Uzodinma Iweala's novel, the story follows "Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. Haunted by his father's own death at the hands of militants, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started—a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family still intact." Beasts of No Nation is written & directed by filmmaker Cary Fukunaga, who has made quite an impact directing Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre and "True Detective". Netflix will release Beasts of No Nation starting October 16th.
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
Oh yeah....we back!
Trey on Jul 30, 2015
Fuck that looks good. Heavyness too.
Carpola on Jul 30, 2015
Deep stuff. I'll watch anything Idris Elba.
Cyberdine on Jul 30, 2015
Looks Hella good. Idris is the man!
Franklin Carpio on Jul 30, 2015
Very excited for this! Everything about it from the story, production, actors, and directing looks great.
ListenToVinyl on Jul 30, 2015
Ballsy move by Netflix. I'm sure it'll pave the way for the future of cinema.
TheOct8pus on Jul 30, 2015
It's interesting to see what will become of the ancient film making model, hopefully for a short while, there will be some truly great movies made.
Carpola on Aug 3, 2015
Hoooooly crap....sooo much heavyness in under 2 minutes
Danimal on Jul 30, 2015
This looks so good.
Ledd Namahs on Jul 30, 2015
Now this is what I'm talking about! I'm certainly with you on this one, Alex. It's a very heavy subject and worthwhile our time and efforts to deal with this kind of stuff that's happening in the world we live in. Instead of watching mass entertainment nonsense that numbs us to this reality. There's hope in the world of cinema when filmmakers and actors participate in these type of films. Idris Elba is the real deal. An excellent, powerful actor. These kinds of movies are what excite me and interest me vs. the other types of popular mass-audience stuff with silly, vapid movie stars headlining them. I can only hope that the story is told and presented in an intelligent and meaningful manner without catering to audiences trying to manipulate their thoughts and emotions. We humans, collectively, ignore these horrors and my hats off to Mr. Elba and Cary Fukunaga for bringing this type of movie to us. Also, a great, great title!! Beasts of no Nation. Very hard hitting. I look forward to the movie.
Bo on Jul 30, 2015
Bravo Netflix, you landed a beauty here.
Matthew on Jul 30, 2015
It is such a pleasure to watch Idris Elba act. The man is a force of nature on screens small or big.
DAVIDPD on Jul 30, 2015
I think it's very sad that fukunaga is not doing IT anymore, it would be very great with Poulter as pennywise because true detective was very intense. He has allot of potential to become a great director...
ari smulders on Jul 31, 2015
F$#@ Me! Real Life Nightmare
JJ King on Jul 31, 2015
Chills, holy moly.
Lar Rackell on Jul 31, 2015
After watching Sin Nombre, I've become a huge fan of Cary Fukunaga's work. He is the reason for my watching True Detective, and I'm so glad I did. He so deserved the Emmy for that. This trailer gave me chills. October can't come soon enough for me.
Mel432 on Aug 1, 2015
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