Netflix has had some recent success with creating their own content with such critically-acclaimed shows such as House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black and, most recently, with Daredevil. As their success continue they’ve now begun to create their own content in the full feature-length film area.
One such film is the adaptation of the 2005 novel Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala. It’s about the story of the young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a rebel group in some unnamed West African nation to become a child soldier. The book, and the film, will allow us to witness his journey from innocent child to a young child-soldier who sees and participates in wartime atrocities.
Beasts of No Nation stars young actor Abraham Attah in the role of Agu with Idris Elba taking on the role of the sadistic and manipulative Commandant. It also marks the follow-up project for Cary Joji Fukunaga whose most recent work was the first season of a little series on HBO called True Detective.
Beasts of No Nation premieres simultaneously on Netflix and a limited amount of small and independent theaters on October 16, 2015.