The English Civil War Gets Psychedelic in the Trailer for Ben Wheatley’s ‘A Field in England’

Ben Wheatley has made quite a name for himself with his strikingly original films like Kill List and Sightseers. The British director’s next film promises to be equally genre-defying: A Field in England is set during the English Civil War, but as the newest teaser trailer indicates, it’s much more than a typical British period piece. 

Starring Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, and Reece Shearsmith, A Field in England tells the story of a few deserters who are captured by an alchemist. Their captor then forces them to help him find a treasure hidden in a magical mushroom field. After they eat the powerful mushrooms, the men enter a state of chaos and paranoia as they make their way through this mysterious field. 

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Based on movie’s director and premise, it is perhaps unsurprising that the newest trailer is a whirl of psychedelic colors and mind-jarring imagery. A Field in England promises to be one of Ben Wheatley’s most interesting projects to date. We may have to wait a little while to see it here in the States, but the movie will be available in theaters and on VOD in the UK on July 5.

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