Ben Wheatley’s Kill List was battling it out with Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In to be my favourite movie of 2011, and the director returns for another shot at the title this year. Sightseers is a pitch black comedy based around the most simple, perfect concept: a serial killer takes his girlfriend on a caravan holiday. It looks stuffed to the brim with every English stereotype about caravaners and people from Yorkshire not being entirely, well, normal, and includes a stop-off at a pencil museum as a break from all the casual murder.
Wheatley’s previous film work has been in the crime and horror genres, but his sense of humour was honed on television, having directed episodes of Armando Ianucci’s mockumentary Time Trumpet and created his own sketch show, The Wrong Door. I’m not sure how well this type of humour will translate in johnnyforeignerland, but it looks an absolute hoot to me and is already up there with Skyfall and Django Unchained as one of my most anticipated for the remainder of 2012.