Earlier this year, Bean Wheatley's adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel 'High-Rise' premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and finally, the first ever trailer has dropped.
Interestingly, the clip seems to be a teaser for the movie (also called High Rise) under the guise of an advertisement for a luxurious London housing complex, where strange and slightly sinister happenings seem to be occurring judged by scenes of rotting fruit, blood-dyed pools and broken-down elevators.
Here's the official synopsis for the movie:
"London, 1975. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) is a young doctor seduced by the lifestyle in a high-rise, an isolated community, cut off from the rest of society in their luxury tower block, and its creator, the architect Anthony Royal (Jeremy Irons). Taking up residence on the twenty-fifth floor, Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte (Sienna Miller). After Laing befriends Richard Wilder (Luke Evans), a documentary filmmaker relegated to the second floor who is determined to provoke the class injustices inherent in the high-rise, a dangerous social situation develops and the high-rise eventually fragments into violent tribes.”
As well as Hiddleston, the thriller also stars Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss.
Take a look at the alluring sight of decadence that is the full-teaser trailer below, all immaculately narrated by actor Tom Hiddleston:
'High Rise' is set to hit cinemas in 2016. Watch this space.