Clint Mansell Set to Score Ben Wheatley's Adaptation of 'High Rise'
by Ethan Anderton
April 3, 2015
The last feature film score that composer Clint Mansell delivered was for Darren Aronofsky's Noah, and it was certainly one of the finer points in of the Biblical epic. Before that, he delivered the haunting scores for Stoker as well as music for the thriller Filth. But otherwise, he's laid pretty low key, and isn't working as frequently as some of his colleagues. But coming up we're likely to get some magnificent work from Mansell as Film Music Reporter (via SlashFilm) reports that he will be composing the score for High Rise, the adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel of the same name from Kill List and Sightseers director Ben Wheatley.
The composer himself confirmed the news on Twitter and is thrilled with the response:
— Clint Mansell (@iamclintmansell) April 2, 2015
The film was already one to pay attention to with a cast that features Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, James Purefoy, Elisabeth Moss and more, but the addition of Mansell's talents just sweeten the deal. For those who don't know, High Rise follows a class war that erupts inside of a luxurious apartment block where elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties turn into attacks on floors of the opposition. Society loses itself as the peaceful residents give in to their primal urges, creating a jungle where there once was civilization. Basically, it sounds like The Purge, The Raid and Snowpiercer all in one. This one might premiere at Cannes, so stay tuned for more.