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Ben Wheatley's A Field in England trailer

AFieldInEngland.jpgI wasn't a big fan of Ben Wheatley's Kill List (Filmstalker review) but then I know the writer and director has a strong following, and so he will have for his latest film, A Field in England. That said the trailer doesn't do him any favours to be honest.

The film is set during the English Civil War, there's a field, a hidden treasure, an a mushroom circle. It all seems a little, well weird.

Here's the blurb for A Field in England to explain the story more, and I think you will need to read this as well as watch the trailer:

England during the civil war.

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.

The trailer for A Field in England comes through the excellent Quiet Earth and while it does show that it's a little light in the budget department it does show that it isn't scared to take risks and offer something visually compelling. The question is will the story hold up and provide an interesting and engaging film?

As you can see Michael Smiley makes a return in this film and there's also Reece Shearsmith and Julian Barratt in there too, a strange mix of actors in there too. It all looks a little weird so far.



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