“Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter will make his directorial debut for Blumhouse with an upcoming film called “This Beast” based on a real story from the 1700s…
“Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter will make his directorial debut with a new film for Blumhouse with the movie being made for Netflix.
Sutter will write, direct and produce the new film “This Beast,” which is inspired by “The Beast of Gévaudan” — a true story about a mysterious beast that terrorized a French village in the 1760s.
Here’s the synopsis for Sutter’s version of “This Beast.”
“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.”
Of course, Sutter is no stranger to being behind the camera after directing several episodes of “Sons of Anarchy” during the show’s seven season run on FX.
Sutter served as the creator and showrunner for that series, which eventually spawned a spinoff titled “Mayans M.C.” which currently also airs on FX.
On the film side, Sutter previously wrote the boxing drama “Southpaw,” which was originally supposed to star rapper Eminem in the lead role before the project changed with Jake Gyllenhaal taking on the part.
Prior to “Sons of Anarchy,” Sutter became a well known commodity in the writer’s room after penning numerous episodes of the award-winning series “The Shield” as well.
“Bringing my disturbing, familial story sensibility into the Blumhouse world just seemed like something that had to happen,” Sutter said in a statement. “And ‘This Beast’ is the perfect project for that marriage. And Netflix is the perfect venue for that bloody ceremony.”
Obviously, “This Beast” will be a period piece with the story set in the 18th century but that’s also nothing new to Sutter after he created the series “The Bastard Executioner” for FX, which ran for one season prior to its cancellation. That series took place in the early 14th century so Sutter will travel a little further ahead in time for “This Beast.”