Director Ben Wheatley (Rebecca) has a brand new horror film headed to U.S. theaters next year. Titled In the Earth, the film was shot during the pandemic, drawing upon the themes of quarantine as a jumping off point.
Deadline is reporting the synopsis as follows:
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.
The film stars Joel Fry (Yesterday), Ellora Torchia (The Split), Hayley Squires (Polar Bear), and Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen).
In the Earth was fully financed and produced by Neon and Protagonist has stepped in to handle sales. There is no word yet on when we might see the film in theaters.
Wheatley’s Rebecca released on Netflix last month to mixed reviews. The new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s classic novel starred Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), Lily James (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), and Ann Dowd (Hereditary) with Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) as the menacing Mrs. Danvers.
iHorror will keep you posted on details about In the Earth as they become available.