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Ben Wheatley talks his Tom Hiddleston starring adaptation of High Rise

Back in August of last year we told you about KILL LIST and SIGHTSEERS director Ben Wheatley's plans to take the helm on a long-gestating adaptation of J.G. Ballard's HIGH RISE, learning earlier this month that THOR and ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE star Tom Hiddleston had been cast in the lead role . Now Wheatley has spoken with Empire about his plans for HIGH RISE and what...

A Field in England (Movie Review)

PLOT: In 1600s England, during the English Civil War, a small group of men are held under the sway of a crazed former alchemist who believes buried riches are contained somewhere within a vast field. REVIEW: Last year when the wonderful SHINING documentary ROOM 237 came out, it sported this tagline: “Many ways in, no way out.” That’s actually perfect for A FIELD IN ENGLAND...

Tom Hiddleston cast as lead in Ben Wheatley's High Rise

We've been keeping close tabs on Ben Wheatley's upcoming adaptation of J.G. Ballard's HIGH-RISE with our latest report on it coming just yesterday when we shared Wheatley's plans to keep the darker tone of the novel in his film version. Today we've learned that the KILL LIST and SIGHTSEERS director has found his lead for HIGH-RISE as Screen Daily is reporting...

Ben Wheatley talks plans for his adaptation of High Rise

Back in August of last year we told you about KILL LIST and SIGHTSEERS director Ben Wheatley's plans to take the helm on a long-gestating adaptation of J.G. Ballard's HIGH RISE, and now Wheatley has spoken out about his vision for the film and what we can expect to see. Currently on the press circuit, talking both A FIELD IN ENGLAND and his directing duty on...

Theatrical poster and new trailer for Ben Wheatley's A Field In England, hitting theaters & VOD in February

It was back in May when we learned that director Ben Wheatley's latest, the psychedelic headtrip A FIELD IN ENGLAND, was picked up for U.S. distribution by genre fave Drafthouse Films, and today we've learned that the film will be hitting theaters and VOD on February 7, with a DVD and Blu-ray release following on April 8, 2014. To celebrate we have a new trailer and the...

Ben Wheatley's A Field in England hitting DVD & Blu-ray in April

It was back in May when we learned that director Ben Wheatley's latest, the psychedelic headtrip A FIELD IN ENGLAND, was picked up for U.S. distribution by genre fave Drafthouse Films, and today we've learned that the film will be hitting DVD and Blu-ray on April 8, 2014. We're big fans of Wheatley's work around here at AITH with KILL LIST and SIGHTSEERS being...

Kill List's Ben Wheatley to direct adaptation of J.G. Ballard's High Rise

This is some pretty cool news to start your day off with. Screen Daily is reporting that KILL LIST and SIGHTSEERS director Ben Wheatley is on board to direct Jeremy Thomas’ long-gestating J.G. Ballard adaptation HIGH RISE, with Wheatley's collaborator Amy Jump writing the script and Film4 on board as backers with HanWay handling international sales. For over 30...

Ben Wheatley's A Field in England gets a TV spot

We make no secret of the fact that we're big fans of visionary director Ben Wheatley here on AITH. His KILL LIST remains one of my favorite films of the past decade and his recent SIGHTSEERS is another gem that has delighted fans and critics alike (check out Bumbray's review for that one HERE ). So we've been looking forward to Wheatley's A FIELD IN ENGLAND since...

UK trailer for Ben Wheatley's visionary A Field In England; Updated with new poster

UPDATED WITH NEW POSTER BELOW Ben Wheatley is, in this writers opinion, one of the most exciting and visionary directors working today. He blew many of us away with 2011's KILL LIST , easily one of the best reviewed films of the year. Our own Chris Bumbray caught it at TIFF 2011 and went nuts for it (read his review HERE ), Eric found it solidly entertaining (peep his...

Ben Wheatley's A Field in England taken by Drafthouse Films for US distribution

Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced today the acquisition of North American rights to original horror film A FIELD IN ENGLAND . In addition, a new image from the film has been released, which you can see above. A theatrical and VOD release is planned for 2013. This is another big piece of distribution news for the Wheatley thriller; it...

Ben Wheatley's A Field In England to get groundbreaking wide release in UK

One director whose work we like to keep a close eye on is Ben Wheatley, the man behind the brilliant KILL LIST and the upcoming SIGHTSEERS . His latest film A FIELD IN ENGLAND, which we last covered HERE when it garnered UK distribution, is getting a groundbreaking simultaneous release in the UK, becoming the first UK film released simultaneously in cinemas, on DVD, free TV and...
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