Kurt Sutter

Kurt Sutter to Direct ‘This Beast’ Thriller for Netflix

There’s a beast on the loose, and it’s headed for Netflix.

Blumhouse and Netflix announced that Writer/director Kurt Sutter will make his feature directorial debut with “This Beast.” According to the announcement Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Southpaw) will write, direct and produce the project. The idea was inspired by The Beast of Gévaudan. A true story about a mysterious beast that terrorized a French village in the 1760s.

The logline 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.”

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“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,” said Kurt Sutter.

“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 Jason Blum, CEO and founder of Blumhouse.

Jason Blum will produce for Blumhouse with Carla Hacken, who will produce under her banner Paper Pictures Blumhouse Television’s Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold will serve as executive producers on the project.

Blumhouse did not announce a premiere window for the movie, and we don’t have any casting info at this time. More information will be made available when the film moves into production later this year.

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