Director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, Kill List) is to release his latest film ‘A Field in England’ in cinemas, on TV and on DVD/Blu-ray at the same time this friday.
This will be the first time that a film has been released in this way.
Wheatley has said that this multi-platform release will give the film a better chance of being seen by the public.
‘I’d seen Kill List on Film4 and live tweeted along to it. It was really odd – it was like we were in the brain of the audience. It trended while we were watching it and I think in the end it was just under a million viewers that night. I just thought it was a real shame that was right at the end of the process. What would happen if that was brought right to the front?’
He said of A Field in England –
‘It’s all about some guys who run away from a battle during the English Civil War and fall into the clutches of a man who drugs them with a load of magic mushrooms… and then hijinks ensue,’ Wheatley told The Metro.
Watch the trailer here: