After his debut of the cult film Kill List, rising horror director Ben Wheatley immediately went on to make his upcoming dark comedy Sightseers. With Sightseers finished and set for a festival run, Wheatley is eyeing his next project which is being described as a “psychedelic” English Civil War film that “will tell the story of a group of deserters who fall victim to the terrifying energies trapped in a field.”
Titled A Field in England the film will see see some familiar faces with Kill List’s Michael Smiley, Reece Shearsmith, Julian Barratt, Richard Glover, Ryan Pope and Peter Ferdinando. Here’s the 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.
Everything here points to horror gold. Not only has Wheatley set himself apart from other directors in the genre but he’s on a creative roll that shows no signs of slowing down.