I’m assuming death is involved here somewhere. This is Ben Wheatley, director of “Kill List” and “Sightseers”, after all. Check out the first trailer for his latest, the period horror “A Field in England”. Oh, to be a character in a Ben Wheatley movie. Imagine all the wacky misadventures I’d get to go on, not to mention digging for treasure in the fields only to discover that it might not actually be treasure I’m digging up. Hey-yo! Now that’s some excitement.
And yes, it also looks like Wheatley was tripping a bit when he wrote/directed this thing. Which makes it all that much more interesting, no? (And don’t adjust your computer screens or iPads or whatever fancy doohickey you kids use to watch your movie trailers these days. The movie is in black and white. Artsy!)
England during the Civil War. 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.
Starring Michael Smiley, Peter Ferdinando, Reece Shearsmith, Julian Barratt, Richard Glover and Ryan Pope.
Opening simultaneously in cinemas, on DVD, on free TV and on VoD on Friday 5th July in the UK. This, we’re told, is a first.