Ben Wheatley: I wrote the script in a cottage on a seafront, Christmas 2009, so I was at the dinner table writing this thing while my wife and son were playing board games and watching telly, so I knocked it out then.
It had been a treatment that had been kicking around for a while.
We actually took it to Warp with a prequel to Down Terrace but they liked Kill List so we went forward with that.
A lot of different things inspired it. We’d talked a lot with Andy Stark, who produced Down Terrace, and he’d wanted to do a horror film the first film out, but I said “No, I’ve written a crime film.” And he said, a bit disappointed, “Oh, really?”
But then he read it and said, “Okay, that’s cool, we’ll do that.” And I promised I’d do a horror film next.