Must Watch: Teaser Trailer for Ben Wheatley's 'High-Rise' Adaptation

January 7, 2016
Source: StudioCanal

High-Rise Movie Trailer

"The ones who are the real danger are the self-contained types like you…" StudioCanal UK has unleashed a beautiful new teaser trailer (after this viral introduction to the building) for Ben Wheatley's adaptation of J.G. Ballard's acclaimed 1975 novel High-Rise, about a luxurious self-contained, high-rise apartment building that represents the various socioeconomic classes of society from top to bottom. Tom Hiddleston plays Dr. Robert Laing, the man at the very top. The cast includes Luke Evans, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, James Purefoy, Elisabeth Moss, and Keeley Hawes. The film also features a score by Clint Mansell, and has earned great reviews out of festivals so far. This teaser totally sells me, love the music.

Here's the official full-length trailer for Ben Wheatley's High-Rise, direct from StudioCanal's YouTube:

High Rise Poster

For more updates on High-Rise, follow the film here: @HighRise_movie. It opens in the UK this spring.

High-Rise is directed by British filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England), from legendary producer Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast, A Dangerous Method, 13 Assassins, Kon-Tiki, Only Lovers Left Alive), and written by Amy Jump (Kill List, A Field in England). It's 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 film first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and also played London and Fantastic Fest this year. Magnolia Pictures will release in 2016 in the US, stay tuned.

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


Absolutely beautiful

Jon Odishaw on Jan 7, 2016


Indeed... Very much impressed...

Nash on Jan 7, 2016


Can't wait for this. Tried to get tickets for the 2 showings at the London film festival but they sold out in less than 30 minutes.

eurogibbon on Jan 7, 2016


James Ballard had absolutely great ideas for narratives. I hope the movie will be close to its vision. Tom Hiddleston is promising in that respect ...

shiboleth on Jan 7, 2016


I'm sensing a little bit of "Snowpiercer" in this, though this looks a little more glossy perhaps. Has my interest.

theslayer5150 on Jan 7, 2016


OMG!! This trailer is perfection! Perfectly nailed the 1970s feel all while being completely aware of the year of its release. DIG. DIG. DIG!!!

DAVIDPD on Jan 7, 2016


Just to be clear, this isn't Clint's music. Thats Tangerine dream "love on a real train" nuff said!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Jan 7, 2016


From Risky Business! I knew it right away too.

Nolamam on Jan 8, 2016


I like it. Lots.

Carpola on Jan 7, 2016


Everything about this feels good. The cast, the look & feel, the vibe, the sound, the colors, the camera work and the poster. I really hope this delivers.

Oriyan J. Ovadia on Jan 9, 2016


Everything about this feels good. The cast, the look & feel, the vibe, the sound, the colors, the camera work and the poster. I really hope this delivers. * Music from the teaser -

Oriyan J. Ovadia on Jan 9, 2016


Thank you for this video. It was a long time since I saw the movie and this was very nice reminder ...

shiboleth on Jan 9, 2016

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