If you’re familiar with Ben Wheatley‘s Kill List already, you’ve probably developed a strange and terrifying phobia of tunnels. If you aren’t, you owe yourself a screening of the modern horror classic. You didn’t much like tunnels anyway, did you?
Wheatley is a British director, of course, which basically means that his movies don’t cost as much as American ones. He made his name with Kill List back in 2011, and then followed it up with the strange caravan comedy Sightseers, which is just as bizarre as it sounds. So what’s next for the man who refuses to stick to a single genre and is just, like, making whatever the bloody heck he wants?
How about an English Civil War flick about mushroom-eating treasure hunters? Yeah? You want that? Check out the first still from A Field In England above then, which has been brought to us in traditional black-and-white.
And here’s the official plot synopsis to Wheat(ley) your appetite:
Follows a small group of deserters fleeing from a raging battle through an overgrown field. As they are captured by O’Neil, an alchemist, they are forced to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies inside the field.
Is A Field In England going to be some sort of stoner comedy set in a field during the English Civil War? We absolutely hope so, and definitely wouldn’t put it past Ben Wheatley to bring us such larks.
It’s set to star 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), anyway.
What do you reckon? Is this another cult classic in the making?
Source: First Look