Originally posted on 3rd April, 2012 at ScreenDaily.com | By Ian Sandwell
Ben Wheatley follows the acclaimed Kill List with a ‘lighter’ story about serial killers on a caravan holiday. Ian Sandwell visited the set of Sightseers.
How do you follow a film like Kill List, the low-budget hit that was one of the best reviewed UK films in recent memory? If you are Ben Wheatley, you try not to think about it.
“There was a bit of pressure after [debut feature] Down Terrace. I thought that would be the high-water mark and then we’d get slaughtered on the second film. Then we didn’t expect anything from Kill List at all. We thought, ‘Well this could go either way, people could really like it or they could just hate it.’
“You just have to push it right to the edge and make the best film you can that you’re doing at the moment. But if you start thinking in terms of what critics think, you’re fucked basically.”
Wheatley uses that mindset to approach his third feature Sightseers — in keeping with his previous films, it defies categorisation. There are eye-catching stills of a chicken sacrifice and a blood-spattered wheel, but then there is also a snap of an adorable dog who could give Uggie a run for his money. [Continue Reading]
[Via Screen Daily]