Here's our first look at director Ben Wheatley's new film A Field in England, which takes place during the English Civil War. This movie comes from the same mind that brought us the twisted films Kill List and Sightseers. His next film will also be built around very dark and twisted elements, and has previously been described as "a psychedelic trip into magic and madness." So you can count me in!
The story is set in 1648, and follows a small group of deserters "fleeing 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."
The movie stars Michael Smiley (Kill List), Peter Ferdinando, Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Richard Clover (Wheatley's Sightseers) and Ryan Pope.
Wheatley has already told some great and crazy interesting stories. I'm looking forward to A Field in England. It sounds like it's going to be awesome.
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