'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Kurt Sutter to Hunt Down 'This Beast' for Blumhouse and Netflix!
Werewolves? Please be werewolves...
...Blumhouse has announced today that Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Southpaw) will make his feature directorial debut with This Beast, which is being produced by Blumhouse for Netflix from an idea inspired by The Beast of Gévaudan, a true story about a mysterious beast that terrorized a French village in the 1760s.
In This Beast, written by Sutter:
"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."
While the synopsis doesn't come out and say it, it sounds extremely likely that This Beast is yet another werewolf film on the docket, continuing a werewolf renaissance that we could not be more excited about!
Said Sutter, “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."
Jason Blum will produce for Blumhouse with Carla Hacken who will produce under her banner Paper Pictures. Executive Producers are Blumhouse Television’s Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold. Sutter will also produce.
More details here as we learn them.
By Matt Konopka
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