Here’s the trailer for the film adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel High-Rise. The script was written by Amy Jump and directed by Ben Wheatley. It stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, and Elisabeth Moss. High Rise has a UK release date of March 18 and a US release date of September 26.
The plot of Ballard’s book is described as a depiction of the “breakdown of social life in a multistorey apartment block”. Here’s the film description:
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.
Looks interesting. Plus…Loki!