Ben Wheatley on his future projects


Ben Wheatley on his future projects
We chat about A Field in England and Freakshift with the Sightseers director
During a recent interview about black comedy Sightseers, Click’s Daniel Anderson got talking to director Ben Wheatley about his upcoming projects. This is what ensued.

The celebrated Kill List filmmaker is set to expand his reach to America in the near future with creature feature Freakshift but before all that is something completely different – A Field in England.

“Yea we’re editing that at the moment,” Wheately says. “That’s about as far as you can get from Sightseers as possible. It’s a black and white art film about the English Civil War where people… there’s quite a lot of penises in it but there’s also quite a lot of muskets. So similar things. And quite a lot of mushroom taking and hallucinogenic kind of shenanigans. With Michael Smiley (of Kill List and Down Terrace) and ReeceShearsmith.”

We quickly asked him about his American filmmaking debut – about a future world where all sorts of strange creatures exist. “And Freakshift is like a big American sci-fi thing but that’s kind of next year at some point, we’re just putting that together at the moment.”

So there’s plenty on the way from Wheatley, and a fitting mix of niche products with a move towards the mainstream. You can watch the full interview with Wheatley plus the cast of Sightseers below.

The comments on A Field in England and Freakshift start here.

A Field in England is currently in post production with release date some time in 2013. Freakshift will shoot in 2013 for a likely release the following year.

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