You’d probably be forgiven for thinking that seeing producer Will Packer’s name on the upcoming survival thriller was a mistake beast, Like have made a name for themselves for making comedy travel with, girls trip, And think like a Manplus acclaimed dramas like Straight Outta Compton, it seems out of the ordinary, but it was by design. Speaking in an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com about the new Idris Elba-starring thriller, Packer revealed that he wanted to make the film because it was a genre he never dealt with, as well as calling Elba the King of the Jungle. thought of seeing. With bare hands it seems like everyone would like to see something.
“I didn’t do any survival thriller. I’m a fan of it jaw And this cujos, and those kinds of projects, and I hadn’t done one. And I thought the concept was pretty neat. It felt like a great, dramatic, late summer movie, you know? You can come in and eat your popcorn, and just have an escapist moment and watch Idris Elba punch the lions in the face. I mean, I’m here for it.”
When we followed up and asked why it was important for them to see a film like this in the theater with an audience, Packer said: “I think it’s important for moviegoers to have a breather of opportunities and options. I think Well, I got nothing against it. Like big tentpoles, comic book stuff, big brands and IP, but an original movie like this, let’s see if the audience reacts because when you go to the cinema I get a lot of There are options. And I like people going to the cinema. I produce for all mediums, so I didn’t have a problem with streaming, but for me it was about making a film that was a theatrical film. but it’s very different than other things that are in the market.”
Elba leads the cast of the new Universal film, which also stars Charlotte Copley (District 9), Ianna Haley (The Hate You Give, This Is Us), and Leah Sawa Jeffries (Empire) In the film, Elba plays Dr. Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he is first accompanied by his daughters on a long-planned trip by Martin Battles (Copley). Met his wife at Managed Game Reserve. Family friend and wildlife biologist. But what begins as a journey of healing turns into a terrifying battle for survival when a lion, survived by bloodthirsty predators who now see all humans as enemies, chases them. starts.
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