2016 has started off with a bang, with the likes of The Hateful Eight, The Revenant and Spotlight all having released within the past couple of months. And the year just looks to keep contuining strong, with High-Rise. Ben Wheatley's adaption of J.G Ballad's classic novel is set to receive its UK premiere at Glasgow Film Festival later this month (expect my review from there) before its general release in March and, believe me, this looks like one not to be missed. Mark your calendars, folks.
This afternoon, Studiocanal have debuted the first, full-length trailer for the forthcoming picture and it is utterly phenomenal. The reveal is packed with lots of new footage and we get a much better idea of the premise of the film too - which will basically follow Tom Hiddleston's Dr. Robert Laing as he moves into a new high-rise apartment, not without some serious consequences though. 3 teaser posters have also released in the past month or so, with the latest having released alongside this trailer, and they're all stunning. This film looks creepy and exciting and just absolutely stunning and I cannot wait for this one.
Here's the film's official synopsis:
1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home.With Ben Wheatley at the helm, and starring Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Sienna Miller and Jeremy Irons, High-Rise opens on March 18th, 2016.
Check out the trailer and posters below:
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Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.