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The Treasure Is the Trailer For ‘A Field in England’!

HOLY CRAP. We now have the UK trailer for A Field In England, the fourth feature film from writer/director Ben Wheatley, whose credits include the highly acclaimed tour-de-force thriller Kill List, the Edgar Wright-produced 2012 Cannes Film Festival selection Sightseers, and a segment in anthology horror film The ABCs Of Death.

Billed as “a psychedelic trip into magic and madness,” A Field In England follows a group of English Civil War soldiers in the 17th century who are captured by an alchemist and led into a vast mushroom field, where they fall victim to violent and nightmarish forces. A theatrical and VOD release is planned for 2013. Fans can connect with A Field In England on tFacebook and can also download a free track from the soundtrack by Jim Williams.

Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, recently acquired the North American rights.

With a new feature, the 8-figure-budgeted sci-fi/action epic Freak Shift, currently in pre-production, Wheatley and producers Claire Jones & Andy Starke assembled A Field In England with financing via Film4’s talent and ideas arm Film4.0 headed up by Anna Higgs. The film stars Reece Shearsmith (“The League Of Gentlemen”), Kill List‘s Michael Smiley andfeatures Julian Barrett (“The Mighty Boosh”) in a small role.

Wheatley’s work has been lauded by both critics and moviegoers, placing him at the forefront of a new-wave in contemporary cinema emerging from the festival circuit dubbed “art-house horror.” Chris Hewitt of Empire Magazine has proclaimed, “in only three years, Ben Wheatley has gone from unknown to one of the UK’s most exciting, hilarious and most violently disturbing filmmakers.”



  • eagleye25

    Oh Snap!!!!!!!!!!!

  • K-Dogg

    I’d say that Ben Wheatley is extremely overrated, but I can’t, because the only place he’s WAYYYY overhyped is on this site. And I just don’t understand why………

    • divisionbell

      Because he has a ton of potential

  • horrorking95

    I loved Kill t. I think it’s one of the greatest modern horror films. I wasn’t that interested in this because I thought that it was about some old war, but after seeing that trailer I’m very interested. This looks so atmospheric and just plain scary! It looks so surreal and unusual, I’ll be seeking this out when it comes (if I hear good enough reviews).

  • djblack1313

    i think this looks terrible. definitely not for me. i like the music in the trailer though.

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  • Blood-Sicles

    Loved Kill List- but this looks like self-indulgent, pretentious garbage. I may be proven wrong but that’s what I got from that trailer.

  • flesheater24

    Ben Wheatley is becoming the next danny boyle. If you know what I mean. i love this guys camera angles, his direction, his scripts. Really solid looking. Kill list was pretty fuckin solid too. A slow burn into hell. Only thing I hated about it was the fuckin accents I couldn’t understand shit.

  • Milk

    This isn’t for me. It looks insanely boring and way too pretentious. No thanks.

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