In the Earth Teaser Previews Ben Wheatley’s Newest Horror Film
NEON has released the first teaser for director Ben Wheatley’s upcoming pandemic horror film In the Earth, which he secretly filmed this year. This comes after the official announcement that the film will be having its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Check out the video in the player below!
Written and directed by Ben Wheatley, In the Earth is expected to deliver a timely story set in a world that searches for a cure to a disastrous virus as a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them.
The horror film will star Joel Fry (Yesterday, Game of Thrones), Ellora Torchia (The Split, Midsommar), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake), and BAFTA Award Winner Reece Shearsmith (Inside No. 9, Psychoville).
Andy Starke produced for Wheatley and Starke’s Rook Films alongside Tom Quinn and Jeff Deutchman who executive produced on behalf of NEON. Protagonist will launch foreign sales for the horror film at next week’s AFM, where they will be sharing exclusive footage with buyers.
The English filmmaker is no stranger to the horror genre as he was first known for his breakout works on psychological horror films such as Kill List and A Field in England.
In the Earth has been set for a 2021 theatrical launch in the US.