Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for their original film Beasts of No Nation. The movie was directed by True Detective's Cary Fukunaga, and the story follows a young West African boy who is forced to join an army of mercenary fighters after civil war tears his family apart. He is transformed into a child soldier.
The movie stars Idris Elba, and it looks devastatingly intense. It's an adaptation of the Uzodinma Iweala novel, and this is a more detailed story summary:
"Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. Haunted by his father's own death at the hands of militants, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started—a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family still intact."
The movie will be released on October 16th on Netflix and in limited theaters.