Ben Wheatley’s FREAKSHIFT Eyes Alicia Vikander

‘The Danish Girl’ and ‘Ex Machina’ star Alicia Vikander is reportedly in talks to headline the cast of ‘Freakshift,’ the upcoming monster action thriller from writer-director Ben Wheatley (‘Free Fire,’ ‘High-Rise,’ ‘Kill List’).

Penned by Wheatley and Amy Jump, the film is set in “a world where monsters rise from the ground and terrorize citizens when night falls. The Freakshift is a band of government-organized misfits and lawbreakers who hunt and kill the creatures for civic duty, sport and money.”

Andrew Starke, Wheatley’s longtime producer, is on board via Rook Films, with Film4 and LA-based outfit Riverstone Pictures financing. According to Deadline, a August start date is on the cards.

FREE FIRE is released in Irish cinemas March 31, 2017.