Tom Hiddleston Breaks Down in New U.K. Trailer for ‘High-Rise’

     January 7, 2016


The previously released teaser trailer for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise was set to the pleasing and charismatic narration of Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) inviting us to join him in a new luxury apartment complex. It played out like a promotional piece that advertised all the amenities present in the ultra-modern building before hinting at the conflicts that simmered beneath the otherwise pristine surface. As a new U.K. trailer reveals, the foundation of the entire structure – and by extension the social hierarchy of the people living within it – is starting to show its cracks.

It’s a much more traditional trailer for a much less traditional film. Based on J.G. Ballard’s novel “High Rise”, Wheatley’s adaptation explores class warfare in a literal sense as violence erupts within the tower of concrete and steel. The ideal utopian society soon degrades into a primal state where the law of the jungle prevails, but at least it does so in style. The film also stars Jeremy Irons, Sienna MillerElisabeth Moss, and James Purefoy and opens in the U.K. on March 18, 2016. Currently, there is U.S. release date.

Watch the new U.K. trailer for High-Rise below:

Here’s the synopsis for the novel of High-Rise:

When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

Take a look at some of our recent coverage of High-Rise below:

And here’s a new poster for High-Rise:


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