Drafthouse Films Acquires Ben Wheatley’s A FIELD IN ENGLAND!

This is good gettin'. 

Ben Wheatley is an incredible director who has turned out such wildly varied and brilliant gems as Down TerraceKill List and Sightseers (read my review here). So it's a pretty remarkable coup that Drafthouse Films has nabbed the North American rights to his latest, an original horror film called A Field in England

From the press release:

Billed as “a psychedelic trip into magic and madness,” A Field In England follows a group of English Civil War soldiers in the 17th century who are captured by an alchemist and led into a vast mushroom field, where they fall victim to violent and nightmarish forces. A theatrical and VOD release is planned for 2013. 

“When we world-premiered Ben's debut feature Down Terrace at Fantastic Fest in 2009, he deservedly won top prize, the AMD Next Wave award. We knew we were witnessing the debut of a major talent.” says Fantastic Fest Founder and Drafthouse Films CEO Tim League, “Ben represents the ideal filmmaker we love to support at Drafthouse Films and fully embodies our unique brand – a visionary who compounds genre themes and artfully unusual sensibilities. We are incredibly honored to be working with him to release A Field In England."

“I’m very excited to be working with Drafthouse on A Field in England. They are a great company who have released some groundbreaking films over the last few years. I went to Fantastic Fest in 2009 wanting to visit a cinema I'd read about for years (and to buy up as many Mondo posters as I was allowed to take on the plane), I came away with the start of a career. Drafthouse is a name that will always be special to me and I’m really happy to be working side by side with them,” says Wheatley.

This is major, and I personally cannot wait to see this movie as soon as possible. Congrats to Drafthouse Films for their continued acquisition of some of the coolest and most distinct titles available!

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