LOS ANGELES (EFE).— Idris Elba, one of the most beloved actors by the British public and the favorite in the pools to lead the new stage of the James Bond franchise, is determined to bring “easily identifiable characters” to the big screen. as the lead in “Beast,” which opens next Friday.
“I just want to make characters that are relatable, even if they have supernatural powers or aren’t likeable,” explains the London-based actor.
Directed by Icelander Baltasar Kormákur (“Everest”), “Beast” recreates the struggle for survival of a family that, during a route through the African savannah, is attacked by a lion that sees all humans as a lethal threat for blame poaching.
“It has a bit of nostalgia, it’s old school in its simplicity. A ‘thriller’ designed to put you on the edge of your seat, which is also an old-fashioned term, but it’s what we do in this film”, she details.
An hour and a half of fast action, straight to the point, with special effects and physical scenes, but with an “emotional” element.
The actor, whom many will recognize as Heimdall in the Marvel and Bloodsport factory in the DC Comics tapes, plays a father who, after the death of his wife, travels to South Africa, the country where he met her, with his two daughters. (Iyana Halley and Leah Jeffries).
There, an outing led by an old family friend (Sharlto Copley) turns into a nightmare when they discover that a town has been completely leveled by an unknown threat.
Later, father and daughters will meet an imposing lion who, after seeing how poachers annihilate his habitat, is thirsty for revenge against all the human beings he finds.
“The fight is not really between a lion and a man. It’s about grief, fear and family. What would you do for your family? How do you fight for her? In this film, the fight is not only physical, but mental”, explains the actor.
Elba is convinced that beyond the impact of the scenes, the audience will be able to identify with the background of the plot: “A father who maintains a complicated relationship with his children.”
“Especially if you’re being attacked by the king of the jungle,” he jokes.
Elba’s aptitude for bearing the weight of action and his innate elegance have led this 49-year-old London actor to come up in all the conversations about who will take over from Daniel Craig as the new Agent 007.
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