Watch: Full-Length Trailer for Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts of No Nation'
by Alex Billington
September 4, 2015
"I will always protect you because you are my son…" Netflix is ready to rumble. The digital distributor has debuted a new trailer for Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation, their first ever original feature film release. The film is premiering at the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals this week, so be on the lookout for early reviews and feedback. In the meantime, this full-length trailer gets into the very intense story about a boy named Agu, played by newcomer Abraham Attah, who gets recruited into a unit of guerilla fighters led by Idris Elba. Early word is that this is a very visceral, powerful thriller that really delves into the mind of what makes these kids into fighters. I'm looking forward to seeing this, with plans to catch it in Telluride.
Here's the latest full-length trailer for Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation, found on 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.