‘Beasts of No Nation’ Trailer: Fukunaga‘s War Torn Meditation

Fukunaga‘s may have left True Detective (and left it in tatters, at that). But it’s good to see that his latest project is promising as fuck. Netflix (who snagged the rights to the movie) has released the first trailer for the film and, wow. Going to be a brutal march. I can’t wait.


Cary Fukunaga‘s touch has been sorely missed onTrue Detective this season, but his fans can rest assured they’ll be seeing more from him in the not-too-distant future. Netflix has just debuted the first promo for Beasts of No Nation, Fukunaga’s intense new war drama.

Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation unfolds during a civil war in an unnamed West African country. A young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah) is torn from his family and forced to join a guerrilla fighter unit.Idris Elba plays the warlord who takes Agu under his wing, and molds him into a soldier. Watch the Beasts of No Nationteaser trailer — and get new theatrical release details.

THR reports Beasts of No Nation will make its theatrical debut in Landmark Theaters on October 16, the same day it hits Netflix. It’ll hit 19 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego. The day-and-date rollout keeps Beasts of No Nation eligible for Oscar.