In what is becoming par for the course, many tv and film producers, and directors, are opting to take a less traditional route as it relates to their creative work. Netflix tends to be the brand that pops to mind whenever this narrative is broached. And looking to continue to elevate this trend, Netflix has just announced their acquisition of Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation”. Per Variety:

“The new-media giant stunned Hollywood this week when it plunked down $12 million for worldwide rights to the drama about a child soldier in Africa. It boasts a top-shelf cast that includes Idris Elba and arrives courtesy of director Cary Fukunaga, the auteur behind “Sin Nombre” and the buzzy HBO series “True Detective.”

“Beasts of No Nation” is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, by Uzodinma Iweala, who has a pretty awesome pedigree himself:

An author, sociologist and physician who hails from Washington, DC and Nigeria. His debut novel, Beasts of No Nation, is a formation of his thesis work at Harvard. It depicts a child soldier in an unnamed African country.

This is going to be amazing, America.