Earlier this week ScreenAnarchy reported that Wright, Pegg and Frost would be coming to Australia for the premiere of The World's End, specifically to the East Coast cities Melbourne and Sydney. After the story broke I checked on Twitter to discover lots of people from other parts of the country were bummed they'd be missing out on catching a glimpse of these guys.
Well, now it's the West's turn to celebrate as the Revelation Perth International Film Festival has announced Ben Wheatley's new film A Field in England will have its Australian premiere at the festival in July. To my mind this is far better news than celebrity-spotting The World's End guys from a distance and standing out in the rain while famous people get to watch the movie first. Not only is A Field in England screening at fantastic genre film festival, always a great forum in which to see a new film, but this is the next feature from the guy who did Sightseers, Kill List and Down Terrace. That's pretty much worth a flight to Perth in itself. Here's the synopsis:
A mismatched squad of soldiers find themselves deep in unfamiliar territory, in this case the titular field, as they flee the bloody mayhem of the battlefield during the English Civil War. What follows involves mushrooms, treasure, alchemy and violence. With a dialogue that spins like John Webster and Tarantino, and a narrative that slowly unwraps each layer in the way that Wheatley has made his own, this movie recalls a strange cross between Culloden, Apocalypse Now and Witchfinder General.
The Revelation Perth International Film Festival will be held in Perth, Western Australia between July 4-14, 2013. For further details (as well as the full program) visit the website here.
A Field in England will be released in Australia by Madman Entertainment later in the year, hopefully after playing at the Melbourne International Film Festival, where I'll be the first in line.