Director Ben Wheatley is perhaps the most underrated name in the horror game and his latest, High-Rise, looks to continue his streak of being a total badass with a camera. High-Rise will be the director’s fifth feature film effort – coming off the heels of the rather eccentric A Field in England – and has the potential to live up to Kill List and Sightseers, easily two of the best post-millennium horror movies bar none. Wheatley has proved a capacity to drastically alter his style, with Kill List being an unrelenting, absolutely terrifying horror show, Sightseers landing with much more darkly-tinted comedic barbs and A Field in England being, well, A Field in England, so it makes sense that High-Rise looks nothing like anything the director has delivered in the past.
The trailer sets the mood for the adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s 1975 work rather than reveal critical plot details, revealing true psychedelic mania, including a woman in fur riding a white horse indoors and baby blue paint and blood just about everywhere. Wheatley’s film stars the always-fantastic Tom Hiddleston as a doctor succumbing to the salacious lifestyle of a closed-off “high rise” community. Support comes in the form of Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy and Keeley Hawes.
High-Rise is directed by Ben Wheatley and stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy and Keeley Hawes. It’s scheduled to hit theaters in the U.K. on March 18, 2016 and stateside sometime later in the year. Let’s hope that it’s sooner rather than later.