Exclusive: First Look At Sightseers
The latest from Kill List's Ben Wheatley
The latest issue of Empire, as you might expect, is jampacked with all kinds of exclusive movie goodness, from The Avengers to American Pie: The Reunion to The Hunger Games.
But one of the things we're most excited about doesn't have a budget in the trillions, or capes, or a Hollywood background. Instead, it's homegrown, low-key and very, very British. It is, of course, the first still from Sightseers, Ben Wheatley's eagerly-awaited follow-up to Kill List.Moody and evocative, it gives us our first glimpse of stars/co-writers Alice Lowe and Steve Oram as Tina and Chris, a caravanning couple who get mixed up in murder and mayhem (and more murder) as they embark on their first holiday together. There will be kills, and there may even be a list of some kind, but Wheatley insists that this is lighter fare than his last two outings, Down Terrace and the film that birthed the Kill List Stare.
"It's not as dark as Kill List," Wheatley tells Empire, "I'd have to shoot a child in the head live on television to be darker than that, but it has the same humour and the same worldview. But it's also quite romantic, a bit more of a love story."
Wheatley and love? Cute dogs and achingly gorgeous sunsets? Don't be fooled - Sightseers isn't all that it seems. Prepare for something dark, hilarious and right in Wheatley's wheelhouse.
For more from Ben Wheatley on Sightseers, pick up the latest issue of Empire, on sale now.