Ben Wheatley, director of the superb Kill List and Down Terrace is only just about to enjoy the rewards of his next film, Sightseers, as it opens in UK cinemas on 30th November. However, the director seems unable to stand still in his current run of brilliance, and somehow has already finished filming his next movie!
It was just two months ago that the crazy, batshit sounding A Field in England was announced by Film 4.0, but Wheatley has already finished filming and the mad film is no in the post-production stages. Now that is fast work! While there is no release date for the film as yet, the very first image has now been revealed and you can view it above and below. However, it is best to read the following synopsis to get the full effect of what the film has in store, and why the image is so cool.
Michael Smiley (Kill List), Peter Ferdinando (Tony), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Richard Glover (Sightseers) and Ryan Pope (Ideal) will star in the English Civil War set film.
Here is the rather crazy and very exciting synopsis:
England : 1648 AD
A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O’Neil and Cutler.
O’Neil (Michael Smiley), an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.
Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.
A Field In England is a psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley – award-winning director of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers.
The film is written by Amy Jump & Ben Wheatley and produced by Claire Jones & Andy Starke, with Anna Higgs Executive Producer for Film4. Shooting commences late September. Protagonist Pictures are handling international sales.
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