Ben Wheatley did the great Down Terrace and the really great Kill List. Seriously, Kill List is a great movie. It made my top ten list last year. His next film Sightseers looks like a black comic romp to be reckoned with and the British filmmaker’s next film just got snapped up by Drafthouse Films. On top of that he’s already working on his NEXT NEXT film, a science fiction piece that could totally move him up into Rian Johnson, Duncan Jones, Edgar Wright territory.
Here’s the details about the acquisition of A Field in England from Indiewire:
Drafthouse Films has announced it has picked up the North American rights to the British director’s newest film, “A Field in England.” Billed as a “psychedelic trip into magic and madness,” the horror film is Wheatley’s fourth, and follows a group of soldiers during the English Civil War of the 17th century who are captured by an alchemist and led to a giant mushroom field to assist in his search for treasure he believes is hidden there. Nightmarishly hallucinatory things then occur. The film stars Reece Shearsmith (“The League Of Gentlemen”) and Michael Smiley (“Kill List”,) and features Julian Barrett (“The Mighty Boosh”) in a small role.
Sounds like an absolute winner.