NEON today revealed the official In the Earth trailer, which previews the new horror film written and directed by Ben Wheatley (Rebecca, Free Fire, High-Rise). You can watch the In the Earth trailer using the player below.
Releasing in theaters on April 16, the movie stars 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). It is rated R for strong violent content, grisly images, and language.
Andy Starke produced for Wheatley and Starke’s Rook Films alongside Tom Quinn and Jeff Deutchman who executive produced on behalf of NEON.
In the Earth marks a return Wheatley’s genre roots akin to his groundbreaking Kill List. The film is also part of a growing production and development slate at the Academy Award-winning studio NEON.
In the film, 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.
Wheatley is an award-winning British filmmaker and screenwriter who first gained acclaim for his commercials and short films. He is best known for his work in the thriller and horror genres, including the psychological horror films Kill List, Sightseers, Down Terrace, the J. G. Ballard adaptation High-Rise, and the action comedy Free Fire for A24.
Fry most recently starred in Netflix’s Love Wedding Repeat alongside Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn and Freida Pinto. He will next be seen in Disney’s Cruella starring Emma Stone. Torchia starred in Ari Aster’s Midsommar and AMC’s The Split.
Squires won Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards for her performance in I, Daniel Blake. Shearsmith has won multiple awards for the British psychological horror-thriller Psychoville and has previously collaborated with Wheatley in High-Rise and A Field in England.