It’s taken over 30 years for the film adaptation of the JG Ballard novel, High-Rise, to be made. Directed by Ben Wheatley (The ABCs of Death, Doctor Who), the dystopian science fiction takes place in the 1970s and focuses on class warfare within a modern, luxury high rise. The building is filled to the brim with every modern convenience a well to do tenant could dream of; swimming pool, supermarket, elementary school and high speed elevators. Can life in an isolated concrete tower really be that perfect?
Read the official synopsis below:
A slick apartment tower rises above the Thames, the beginnings of what will soon become the world’s biggest financial hub.Dominating the landscape, it is simply called the HIGH-RISE… its address a mark of exclusivity.Its newest resident is Robert Laing, an ambitious young doctor utterly seduced by the lifestyle and cutting-edge technology the high-rise has to offer.
Laing meets Wilder, a charismatic provocateur who introduces him to the seedy underbelly of the high-rise. The cracks in this apparently flawless society grow rapidly, and Laing is shocked at the depravity he sees. Life in the high-rise quickly descends into madness and violence, and Laing finds himself amongst the marauding hordes of bloodthirsty tenants who take over the building, floor by floor.
Coming soon, March 2016, High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, Luke Evans as Richard Wilder, Jeremy Irons as Anthony Royal, Elizabeth Moss as Helen Wilder and Sienna Miller as Charlotte Melville.