Following its TIFF premiere earlier this year, the first official trailer for the Tom Hiddleston-led High Rise, has officially arrived. Directed by Ben Wheatley, the film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by J.G. Ballard, and takes place in a futuristic version of the 1970s, centering on a 40-level high-rise building that contains everything someone could possibly need to live in the modern world.
In addition to the trailer, StudioCanal has also revealed a new viral site for the film as well, AnthonyRoyalArchitecture.co.uk, which promotes the film’s central building. The trailer however begins a lot like an ad for the high-rise too, before slowly peeling away and beginning to hint at the underlying ugliness beneath the society’s surface.
Check out the official trailer below:
Featuring an all-star supporting cast around Hiddleston too, including Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, and more – High-Rise looks like one of the most interesting films of next year, and I know I was sucked in by the way the trailer slowly began to hint at the film’s themes and depravity. Reviews coming out of the film’s festival run were unfortunately negative, but considering how unpredictable festival reactions can end up being, it might be too soon to count out High-Rise at this point.
Despite the reportedly lackluster I Saw the Light as well, Hiddleston has continued to choose more and more interesting projects outside of his Marvel career, including this year’s gothic horror, Crimson Peak, and last year’s moody romance, Only Lovers Left Alive. He’s proven himself to be a more-than-capable leading man in the past few years, and despite some of the film’s negative feedback, I’m willing to give High-Rise a chance for him alone. Plus, I’ll be honest, I really liked this trailer.
High-Rise is set to hit theatres in 2016.
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