Just days after signing on to write and direct Argent Pictures’ biopic of soccer star Hope Solo comes word that Christine Crokos is also set to helm horror-thriller “The Beast” for The H Collective. Deadline confirmed the news. The 2018 Blacklist script tells the story of a woman “who flees an abusive husband only to find herself the sole survivor of a plane crash. Stranded in the South Pacific on a deserted island, she must also grapple with horrors that tap into her worst nightmares while fighting off a creature of unknown origins.”
Slated to kick off production this fall, “The Beast” is being produced and financed by The H Collective.
Best known for writing, directing, and producing 2018 Keke Palmer-starrer “Pimp,” Crokos made her directorial debut with 2008 romantic comedy “Bang-Bang Wedding!”
“The H Collective continues to seek-out genre bending movies that offer up the unexpected such as ‘Brightburn,’ which Sony is releasing on May 24th. I haven’t been this excited about a creature movie since working on ‘Cloverfield,’” said The H Collective’s President of Production Sherryl Clark. “I am beyond thrilled that our company is committing to the 4% challenge to hire more female directors. I fell in love with Christine after seeing her fierce direction of Keke Palmer in ‘Pimp.’ She has the perfect combination of skills to tackle this, raw, crowd-pleasing, and emotional film.”
Crokos added, “’The Beast’ is a very unique flip of how we see the world of domestic violence. It’s a fresh and bold lensing on female empowerment. It’s a ferocious fight for survival, where one must be brave enough to dive into a terrifying, isolated world and come out the other side transformed.”