“Ever wanted something more? Ever thought there could be a better way to live, free from the shackles of the old, tired world?

The first trailer for “High-Rise” has arrived online, acting as both a teaser for a movie and an advertisement for the fictional Royal Architects’ building in London. The entire teaser was all narrated by “Thor” star Tom Hiddleston.

High-Rise Poster


Directed by Ben Wheatley, “High-Rise” is based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 dystopian novel of the same name.

The film centres on Robert Laing (played by Tom Hiddleston), a young and respectable doctor seduced by the lifestyle of a high-rise and its creator, the visionary architect Anthony Royal (played by Jeremy Irons). Taking up residence on the 25th floor, Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte (played by Sienna Miller).

But rot has set in beneath the flawless surface. Sensing discord amongst the tenants, Laing meets Wilder (played by Luke Evans), a charismatic provocateur bent on inciting the situation. Wilder initiates Laing into the hidden life of the high-rise and Laing is shocked at what he sees. As the residents break into tribal factions, Laing finds himself in the middle of mounting violence that he also finds emerging in himself.

As seen in the trailer, a viral site has been launched for the movie as well. From there, you will be greeted with the following message:

Our High-Rise development is the culmination of a lifetime’s work by esteemed architect Anthony Royal. It has 40 floors of luxury apartments filled with every modern convince. Onsite we have a fully stocked supermarket, gym facilities, swimming pool, spa and school, there is almost no reason to leave.

The thriller also stars Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando, and Dan Renton Skinner.

Watch the trailer of “High-Rise” below:


UPDATE (8th January, 4:28pm):

StudioCanal UK has dropped a new beautiful trailer for “High-Rise”, further offering us a glimpse at the highly anticipated film.

What’s good about this trailer is that it doesn’t contain many spoilers. It also relies heavily on the cinematography to give us an idea of what this movie is about. The trailer also features portions of Tangerine Dream’s score from 1983’s “Risky Business”.

Check it out below:


“High-Rise” is slated for release on 18th March 2016.

For more information, visit the movie’s official Facebook page.

Source: Coming Soon.

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