Idris Elba looks an absolute badass in this trailer for Netflix's first original film (Video) 6 years ago

Idris Elba looks an absolute badass in this trailer for Netflix's first original film (Video)

If Netflix can enjoy the same success with movies as they have TV series in recent years then there’s going to be a lot of high-quality films coming our way in the near future.

The first Netflix original movie, Beasts of No Nation, drops next month - October 16 to be precise - and it looks as if it’s not a bad place to start at all.

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The director, Cary Fukanaga, is well known for his work on the first season of True Detective, while actors don’t come much cooler than Idris Elba, the man behind Stringer Bell in The Wire, amongst other great characters.

Beasts of No Nation documents the life of a young boy in West Africa who is turned into a child soldier after joining a unit of mercenary fighters and it’s the result of seven years work on Fukanaga’s part.

It looks like it was well worth it.