Sightseers’ Ben Wheatley to produce body-swap horror

Kill List director Wheatley signs on for Whitaker

Sightseers is out on DVD from 23 March 2013

Ben Wheatley, the director of Sightseers and Kill List, has signed on to produce body-swap thriller Whitaker, according to

The film will be the directorial debut of Jim Hosking, and will tell the story of “a maverick scientist who discovers a way to swap bodies with unwitting victims leading to terrifying consequences.” The site also gave a full plot synopsis:

“Whitaker has found a way to transfer his mind into a younger man’s body, which he uses to seduce a nurse at the hospital where he “borrows” new bodies for his experiments. Intoxicated by success and newfound vigour, he fails to note that each time he transfers, he leaves a fragment of his psyche behind in the host. This fragment starts to grow into a new personality: raw, curious, physically stronger and entirely lacking in compassion or moral compass. Soon Whitaker finds himself in a battle to the death with… himself.”

Sightseers will be released on DVD on 23 March 2013 and you can pre-order it for £13.49 from