In the English summer of 2020, during a brief lull in the coronavirus pandemic, Ben Wheatley and crew set off into the woods to film the psychedelic thriller, In the Earth. In the film, Dr. Martin Lowery (Joel Fry) and park ranger Alma (Ellora Torchia) hike deep into an arboreal forest to reach the ATU327A research hub. After a night-time attack, the forest comes to life around them. Hayley Squires and Reece Shearsmith also feature.
These are the movies that were on Wheatley’s mind as he wrote, directed and edited In the Earth. (His regular collaborator, Amy Jump, was working on other projects.) The film is in US theaters from April 16, 2021.
With thanks to our friends at NEON.