24 July 2024

Tom Hiddleston Unravels In New High-Rise UK Trailer


What are you doing in there? What are you doing?” It’s the self contained you have to watch out for, In the new High-Rise UK trailer Tom Hiddleston might think he’s in control. In reality the madness consumes him as his life unravels in front of you!

After the film’s first teaser trailer which delivered a slightly sinister dystopian business promotional video that life in the high rise is luxuriously ominous. This new trailer now gives our first insight into Ben Wheatley‘s film and whilst on the surface everything looks the norm but as our leading character starts to break down the real fun of the film kicks off.

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing (Hiddleston) moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home…..

From the word go you can clearly see High-Rise is Ben Wheatley‘s pet project and despite only been 75 seconds long it teases in the right place but it showcases the film has the directors trademark style all over it. If you know your J.G Ballard novels nothing is straight forward but when you look back at the director’s work this potentially could be his more accessible straight forward film to date. Possibly thanks to having a bigger budget more well known cast to hand, and it looks like he’s used that wisely.

This film is all about the class struggle and this trailer teases the viewer with the first glimpse of the struggle, the violence. Sporting a pair living sideburns we meet Luke Evans potentially could be the one leading the working class against the elite living in their Utopian surroundings. Ironically when this novel was released the High-Rise buildings the film is set in where promoted as the luxurious homes now days symbolic housing for working class or safe haven for pensioners

High-Rise is set for a UK cinema release of 18th March, we loved it (read our review) hopefully you will too. The film co-stars Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss.

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