His latest offering Sightseers may have only just arrived in UK cinemas just last week (read our reviews here and here), but British filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, Kill List) has already completed filming on his next project, switching genres once again for A Field in England – an English Civil War-era tale about a group of deserters who embark on “a psychedelic trip into magic and madness.”
The first teaser poster has just been released via Film4, and you can check it out here:
According to Film4’s synopsis, A Field in England “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 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.”
A Field in England stars 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), and is set for release some time next year.