Ben Wheatley Says FREAKSHIFT Will Be A ‘50s B-Movie Meets DOOM

Yes, please.

In a new interview with Collider, Free Fire director and beloved Birth.Movies.Death. hero Ben Wheatley has some interesting new things to say about his next big project, Freakshift

Says Wheatley:

“It’s monsters, shotguns, trucks, fighting at night, and it’s in the future, things coming out like crabs. Stuff with claws. That’s the elevator pitch. And August is when we shoot it.”

Go on.

“It will be dynamic and exciting the same way that Free Fire is. But it won’t be sadistic. But it will be fun. It’s a kind of a 50s B-Movie done through the prism of Hill Street Blues and Doom.”

For those of you just joining us, Freakshift is slated to star Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander as a pair of misfit cops tasked with hunting down and killing monsters that swarm the streets of their fair city at night. In the past, Wheatley has characterized these creatures as "massive half-monkey mutant things", but we're totally onboard for this crab business, as well. With Wheatley at the helm, there's every reason to believe that'll be a total spectacle.

Ben Wheatley's Free Fire is currently in theaters and absolutely worth your time. Ben Wheatley's Kill List, which we should all spend every day talking about until our jaws give out from the strain, is another movie all of you need to add to your permanent collections.

Stay tuned for more on Freakshift as it becomes available.

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