Ben Wheatley Calls “Freakshift”: ‘Hill Street Doom’

“Kill List” and “High Rise” filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire” opens in cinemas on Friday, a single location action film which involves effectively one gunfight set across the entire feature.

His next film, “Freakshift,” has previously been pitched as ‘women with guns vs. giant crabs’. We do know it follows a S.W.A.T. squad of enforcers, led by Alicia Vikander’s character, who go around taking out monsters roaming neighborhoods. In a recent interview with Collider, Wheatley further described the film:

“It’s monsters, shotguns, trucks, fighting at night, and it’s in the future, things coming out like crabs. Stuff with claws. That’s the elevator pitch. And August is when we shoot it… It will be dynamic and exciting the same way that ‘Free Fire’ is. But it won’t be sadistic. But it will be fun. It’s a kind of a 50s B-Movie done through the prism of ‘Hill Street Blues’ and ‘Doom’.”

No word on when it will hit cinemas at this point, though a Fall 2018 festival run sounds possible.