Synopsis: A big screen adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel centered on a new residential tower where one man finds himself in the middle of mounting violence. Violence that he also finds emerging in himself.
Release Date: March 18, 2016
Thoughts: I wouldn’t blame you if you haven’t yet heard of director Ben Wheatley. The Brit director isn’t well known in the states, having yet to make a commercial cross over hit that would get him the attention he deserves. His 2011 film Kill List remains one of the most deeply frightening films I’ve ever seen and now he’s movin’ on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky with High-Rise. A nicely done true teaser of a trailer, there’s lots to see but little explained…just like I like it. I’ve a feeling the finished film will be less straight-forward than it appears but I’m trusting in Wheatley to lead me down a worthy less traveled path. Starring Tom Hiddleston (Only Lovers Left Alive), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), and Jeremy Irons (Beautiful Creatures), this is popping up first in England but should make its way to our coast sometime in 2016.