I get insanely excited when I hear of a new creature feature with a fresh idea and it seems that The H Collective’s President of Production Sherryl Clark feels the same way, as she tells Deadline this week: “I haven’t been this excited about a creature movie since working on Cloverfield,” when speaking of company’s upcoming The Beast.
Rising filmmaker Christine Crokos (Pimp) has been set to direct.
The story follows a woman who flees an abusive husband only to find herself the sole survivor of a plane crash. Stranded in the South Pacific on a deserted island, she must also grapple with horrors that tap into her worst nightmares while fighting off a creature of unknown origins.
“The Beast is a very unique flip of how we see the world of domestic violence," said Crokos. "It’s a fresh and bold lensing on female empowerment. It’s a ferocious fight for survival, where one must be brave enough to dive into a terrifying isolated world and come out the other side transformed.”
Aaron W. Sala wrote the film's script, which was featured on the 2018 Blacklist.
The Beast is expected to begin production Fall 2019.