Who would win: actor and international treasure Idris Elba, or a very angry lion? Don’t worry, we’re about to find out in Beast.

The new adventure thriller from Universal will see Elba’s Dr. Nate Daniels venture into the savannah with his two teenage daughters. Recently widowed, he wants to take them to South Africa to see where he first met his wife. But soon after meeting up with family friend and wildlife biologist Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley), things take a dramatic turn. What begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.

You can get your first look at Beast in the trailer below.

Well, you can check “Idris Elba punching a lion” off your “things I never thought I’d see” list.

In addition to Elba and Copley, the film stars Iyana Halley (The Hate U Give, This is Us) as Daniels’ older daughter Meredith and Leah Sava Jeffries (Rel, the upcoming Percy Jackson series) as younger daughter Norah.

The film comes from filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur (Everest). Beast comes from an original story by Jaime Primak Sullivan, with a screenplay written by Rampage’s Ryan Engle.

If you’re excited to see Elba’s showdown with a lion on the big screen, you only have a few months to wait. Beast arrives in theaters August 19.

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