The creator of successful television franchises such as Sons of Anarchy and the subsequent spinoff in Mayans MC has announced he will make his feature film directorial debut.
Kurt Sutter has partnered with Jason Blum and Blumhouse to write, produce, and direct the Netflix feature, This Beast. Blum will produce This Beast for Blumhouse with Carla Hacken producing under Paper Pictures. Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold will serve as the film's executive producers, via Blumhouse Television.
“We’ve long been fans of Kurt and his unparalleled storytelling -- that’s both visceral and packs an emotional punch. We’re excited that Blumhouse is producing his first feature for Netflix," said genre specialist Jason Blum.
“Bringing my disturbing, familial story sensibility into the Blumhouse world just seemed like something that had to happen," Sutter said. "And This Beast is the perfect project for that marriage. And Netflix is the perfect venue for that bloody ceremony."
The Beast of Gévaudan serves as the source material for the harrowing cinematic experience. The official description of the film reads, "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."