Idris Elba’s ‘Beast’ Coming Next Summer This Idris Elba film Beast is making its way to theaters next summer. The project is being described as a man-vs-lion film similar to The Grey and The Shallows. In the film, Elba returns to the place where he met his wife with his two daughters, but there’s a lion that escaped poachers and the loose, and to the lion, all humans are enemies. Beast is scheduled to premiere in theaters on August 19, 2022. What are your top three man-vs-animal films?