Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s not like Down Terrace, Kill List, and Sightseers were safe and conventional to begin with, but Ben Wheatley‘s latest feature is by all accounts his weirdest yet. A quick glance at the new trailer, and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
Set during the English Civil War, A Field in England centers around a group of soldiers who follow an alchemist on his search for treasure. They come into a strange field with a mushroom circle, and then things take a turn for the intensely bizarre. Watch the latest promo and a new poster after the jump.
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Simon Pegg has Tweeted a link to the extended cast list for John Landis‘ Burke and Hare on IMDB. He indicated just one mistake on the roster – John Cleese will not be appearing – but called the rest of it “pretty spot on”. Not only does this mean that Spaced’s Tim and Daisy, Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes, will be reunited, but also that several other alumni of their sitcom will be cropping up, namely Michael Smiley, Bill Bailey and Reece Shearsmith. And then, not noted by Pegg in particular, there are also roles for some of my faves: Hugh Bonneville, John Woodvine and Ronnie Corbett. Superbness.
I’d previously wondered if Margaret Laird would be given space in the film’s narrative, and so far she’s not shown up on the list. Pegg does promise more surprises, however…
UPDATE: And now I’ve received an official press release to announce the start of production which lists both Tim Curry and Christopher Lee as being amongst the cast. it just keeps getting better and better.
One small mystery was put to rest as Paul Davis’ cameo was revealed to be as a patient, presumably of Dr. Knox.
Incidentally, the image at the top of the post shows the death masks of the real Burke and Hare.