New clip from Ben Wheatley's Sightseers: watch now

First look at Kill List follow-up

Sightseers, the new film from Kill Listdirector Ben Wheatley, has debuted a new clip online, in which Steve Oram and Alice Lowe have an argument with a rambler over an errant piece of excrement.

The new film will follow the relationship between a pair of holidaymakers who head to the British countryside for a few days of fresh air, only to find themselves pushed over the edge by a host of unfortunate incidents.

Wheatley has described the film as "lighter" in tone than Kill List (not much of a stretch, to be fair), but there's a nebulous air of tension in the new clip that suggests the abundant laughs (and there are plenty to be had here) will be balanced by something a little darker…

Check out the new clip, below…



Much of the dialogue was improvised by the cast, which would go some way towards explaining the fresh, naturalistic style on display here. As funny as the clip is however, there's something about the whole set-up that creates a definite sense of unease in the viewer. It might not be Kill List, but we're certain Wheatley has a surprise or two in store…

Executive produced by Edgar Wright, Sightseers will be appearing at Cannes as part of the Director's Fortnight strand, with a UK release date set to be confirmed for later in the year.

What do you think of the new clip? Share your feedback, below...

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    • gonzoBen

      May 14th 2012, 11:15

      Subtitles help.

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    • ChrisWootton

      May 14th 2012, 11:29

      I'm sorry but.. what? That wasn't funny, particularly clever, well acted or anything. What is this h*****n for Ben Wheatley? Kill List was alright. This looks s**te.

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    • badger86

      May 14th 2012, 11:38

      I'm not going to say that it looks good or bad, not from two minutes of out of context footage. I will say that i loved kill list, so for that reason alone I'm willing to give this a go, and that the clip above was an odd one. It felt trapped between funny and extremely uncomfortable. Wheatley seems to be an acquired taste, as evidenced by Chriswootton's reaction, i look forward to seeing more.

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    • ChrisWootton

      May 14th 2012, 12:02

      Definitely agree with that badger.. I just didn't get what so great about kill list.. I need to watch downturn terrace (is that right?) I suppose to really make up my mind one or the other. Think I'll stay away from this one though as it looks like the acting quality of early Tales of the Unexpected.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      May 14th 2012, 12:23

      woh!! If thats the level of funny/uncomfortable that we can expect Im in!! Agree that Kill List split the audience. I loved it, but Mrs Gravy went to bed after 10 mins.

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    • Doyle

      May 14th 2012, 12:51

      I dont comment a lot on here but after watching this clip I felt inclined to. My first reaction is similar to ChrisWootton. Utter garbage im afraid, unbelievably poor acting for a daytime soap never mind a film, weather thats got anything to do with the improvised lines im not sure. Why TF have got into bed with Ben Wheatley is beyond me, did he use to work with you? I mean how can you give a film like Kill List 5 stars (average at best) when Drive only got 4 Stars. TF used to be quality but its steadly declining and at this rate in a couple of months time i'd rather go and see a movie on the sayso of down trodden red top over TF. Get it sorted TF and stop putting big F**k Off advertisments that take over your whole screen on your websites whilst your at it.

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    • SiMan

      May 14th 2012, 13:24

      Have to say i have to agree that i cannot understand what all the hype with Kill List was about. I found the improvised and unscripted acting almost unbearable to watch. You may be able to get away with it once, but is this the way that Ben Wheatley is going to make all of his films?

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    • badger86

      May 14th 2012, 13:46

      Film is subjective, you can't chastise a publication or a reviewer for holding an opinion that is not your own. If you choose to watch a film based solely on a single review and are disappointed by it then maybe you just need to do some more research before you pay to watch it. I disagreed with the hangover 2's four stars, but i didn't b***h about it because i recognise that it is an individuals opinion, and i didn't run out to see it because of it's four star review. If TF likes stuff that you do not it doesn't necessarily mean the magazine is going downhill. As for the adverts @doyle may i suggest NoScript, a firefox add-on. It's a little fiddly to set up at first but thanks to it i have not seen a single advert or popup on TF for almost two years.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      May 14th 2012, 14:46

      I agree with badger86. I also think you have to learn where a reviewers opinion fits with yours. Kermode, for example, has a very defined taste that usually does not fit with mine, but I can tell from his reviews wether a film is for me or not, regardless of a rave or rant. And, never rely on 1 review because they will never match yours. Except for my brother RaveyIanGravy. If he says a comedy was "the funniest thing ever!" avoid!

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    • ChrisWootton

      May 14th 2012, 15:01

      Ha excellent.

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    • thedanieljson

      May 14th 2012, 16:47

      I really DID think Kill List was a spectacular 5 star film. It really haunted me, but I can see why people wouldn't like it though. As for this, I did laugh and the natrualistic edge of it reminded me of Wolf Creek, which became very very scary. The broadness of the comedy looks like it could result in some uneven tone however...

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