Watch The Trailer for Ben Wheatley’s IN THE EARTH – In Theaters April 23
Here’s your first look at the brand-new trailer for director Ben Wheatley’s IN THE EARTH.
As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, 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. IN THE EARTH stars Joel Fry, Ellora Torchia, Hayley Squires, Reece Shearsmith, John Hollingworth, Mark Monero.
Ben Wheatley’s films have won numerous awards, received international critical acclaim and have been theatrically released globally. Ben’s films include HIGH RISE, SIGHTSEERS, A FIELD IN ENGLAND, KILL LIST while his latest film “Rebecca”, an adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier classic, premiered on Netflix in November 2020. In October 2020 it was announced that the director would helm THE MEG 2 (link)
When asked what inspired the story of IN THE EARTH, Wheatley says, “I wanted to make a film that was contextualized in the moment. Movies I was seeing that had been made but released during the pandemic felt very old-fashioned. No one is talking about what has just happened… Covid is going to mark a generation. It felt like making a film in 1946 and not referencing the fact that everyone had just gone through the second world war. In that retrospect, I wanted to make something that would be immediate. To talk about this moment. I wanted to make something about the experience I was having right now. And I think that is what horror cinema should be. It takes the moment that we are living in and puts it into a genre.”
The film opens in theaters on April 23rd.