Ben Wheatleys A Field In England: first image

Sightseers may not even be in UK cinemas yet, but director Ben Wheatley has already completed shooting on his next, A Field In England , and has wasted no time revealing a first official image.

The moody black-and-white still suggests that, once again, Wheatley is going for a completely different tone, with perhaps the only outward link to his earlier films ( Down Terrace , Kill List , Sightseers ) being its twisted take on British values.

It’s a step back in time to the 17th Century, and the English Civil War. Judging by the image, revealed by a production blog on Film4.com (opens in new tab) , it seems they’ve got the Cavalier style down pat.

Field stars Julian Barratt, Michael Smiley and Reece Shearsmith, and follows a group of deserters who are roped into a treasure hunt. En route, the men end up eating some peculiarly intoxicating mushrooms.

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Expect A Field In England to evade genre classification when it arrives in 2013.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.