Teaser Poster for Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Starring Tom Hiddleston
What's next from the dark, devious, delectable mind of Ben Wheatley, the man who brought us Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England? How about an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's High-Rise, the story of the tenants of an ultra-modern, luxury high-rise building. To go with the announcement of this next project, Wheatley has secured Tom Hiddleston to star in the film, and the production has unveiled a sleek teaser poster. All of this sounds great. As Wheatley himself says: "Here we go. Cant quite believe this is happening. Tom Hiddleston! Jeremy Thomas! Script by Amy Jump! JG BALLARD!" Shooting begins later this summer.
The teaser art for Wheatley's next film. He tweets: "HIGHRISE. shooting June. Starring Tom Hiddleston!"
High-Rise is being directed by British filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England), produced by legendary producer Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast, A Dangerous Method, 13 Assassins, Kon-Tiki, Only Lovers Left Alive). The film is based on J.G. Ballard's acclaimed 1975 novel of the same name: "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." The screenplay is by Amy Jump (Kill List, A Field in England). This is going to be badass. So far all we know is that Tom Hiddleston will star, and filming starts up this summer. Stay tuned for more updates from here.