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The H Collective—the company behind the highly anticipated Brightburn—announced that Christine Crokos has been tapped to direct their new film The Beast. The Beast follows a woman who has fled her abusive husband only to find herself stranded on a deserted island somewhere in the South Pacific. Well, is the island actually deserted? Continue reading for more information on Crokos, as well as the production details.

"The H Collective has tapped writer/director Christine Crokos (Pimp) to direct their upcoming elevated horror-thriller The Beast (Blacklist 2018). The H Collective is producing and fully financing with casting beginning immediately for a Fall 2019 Shoot. The Beast is a hard-hitting horror thriller about 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.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Crokos will write, direct and produce a biopic on US women’s soccer legend Hope Solo, which circles around the 2015 Women’s World Cup win against Japan, after The Beast. Crokos wrote, directed and produced Pimp starring Keke Palmer and executive produced by Lee Daniels. She made her directorial debut with Bang-Bang Wedding! after graduating from USC Film School. Crokos began her career working with Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures on action-filled blockbuster productions such as The Matrix Trilogy alongside producer Joel Silver and directors The Wachowski’s, as well as Academy Award, nominated director Oliver Hirschbiegel.

“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 said: “The Beast is a very unique flip of how we see the world of domestic violence. It's 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.”

Sherryl Clark (President, Production) and Kenneth Huang are producing for The H Collective with Nic Crawley (CEO) and Kent Huang executive producing.

Crokos is represented by Verve Talent and Literary Agency and Levin / Brown Management.

ABOUT THE H COLLECTIVE

Launched in 2017, and with offices in Los Angeles, The H Collective is a global film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company that is producing and financing a diversified slate of high-quality films with strong Franchise IP potential. The slate includes Brightburn starring Elizabeth Banks which Sony will release on May 24th and Christopher Cantwell’s thriller The Parts You Lose starring Aaron Paul. The H Collective acquired the rights to Aaron W. Sala’s horror thriller spec The Beast and will produce the fourth installment of the xXx franchise starring Vin Diesel. For further information, visit: www.thehcollectivefilms.com."

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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