UK director Ben Wheatley first picked up major praise among genre fans for his fascinating and challenging thriller Kill List, and followed with the “U is for Unearthed” segment of The ABCs of Death and the darkly comic Sightseers (which was released in the US earlier this month). His latest film, the black & white period horror tale A Field in England, will be premiering soon, and you can watch the eerie new trailer below:
Set in 1648, A Field in England focuses on a group of deserters from the English Civil War who are forced to assist an alchemist in his search for buried treasure in the title field, where they fall victim to bizarre phenomenon – which may be triggered by the strange mushrooms the men have consumed, or by more diabolical forces.
A Field in England is set to premiere in the UK on July 5th. The North American rights were recently picked up by Drafthouse Films, so stay tuned for updates on a stateside theatrical and VOD release.