Well, we didn’t see this coming. The trailer for “Sightseers,” Ben Wheatley’s highly anticipated follow-up to his dark, violent and grim “Kill List,” has made its way online via The Guardian (it opens in the UK on November 30), and it’s… a hilarious blast.
Not to say that Wheatley’s given up on the nastiness that characterized both “Kill List” and his acclaimed debut “Down Terrace” — “Sightseers” does follow a young couple on a holiday who murder anyone who ticks them off — but if the preview’s anything to go by, there will be more laughs than scares. Think of it as Britain’s answer to John Water’s Kathleen Turner-starring “Serial Mom.”
Whatever the case is, consider us sold. The film next plays in Toronto before opening in the UK. IFC Films has the North American rights for the picture but have yet to announce a release date.
Watch the trailer below: