Espen Sandberg Helms Beast Survival Movie

Oscar nominated director Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) is to helm survival thriller Beast, starring Morena Baccarin (Deadpool), based on a script by Aaron W. Sala.

Beast is described as a hard-hitting survival thriller about a woman who survives a plane crash and is stranded on a seemingly deserted island in the South Pacific. She must fight to get back to her children, face her inner demons and a real threat of unimaginable proportions.

Espen Sandberg said: “For me Beast is a story about a woman that is forced to break out of her victim mentality by finding her inner strength and courage to fight for herself and reclaim her life. It is a survival story on both a psychological and physical level that I believe will intrigue, thrill and hopefully inspire the audience.”

Producer Sherryl Clark added: “Espen brings an amazing depth of experience as a strong storyteller who loves the ‘against all odds’ survival element. I have rarely met a filmmaker with more passion and such a clear vision, it’s contagious.”

Principal photography for Beast begins late March in New Zealand.