Ari Aster's debut feature Hereditary was breathlessly received at last year's Sundance Film Festival. It mostly lived up to the hype when it was released in June, and gave A24 its biggest debut ever, and ended up as the studio's second-biggest movie.
Aster is back to scare the bejeesus out of you this summer (or sommar, I should say) with Midsommar. The film, as far as I can tell, is about a group of young people (including Fighting with My Family's Florence Pugh, Black Mirror's Will Poulter, and The Good Place's William Jackson Harper) travel to rural Sweden for a pagan festival where there's bound to be some sort of human sacrifice.
There's obvious comparisons to be made to The Wicker Man (the original, not this glorious disaster), but Aster will find a way to be even more disturbing and visually dynamic, hopefully keeping Hereditary's visual style of perfect compositions where something is just wrong in the corner of the frame.
Midsommar will be released at some point this summer.