Frank Miller and Geof Darrow’s comic Hard Boiled has a story seemingly made for the big screen. And now the tale of a boring insurance adjuster who’s actually (unbeknownst to him) a killer cyborg poised to lead a robot revolution may have found its director and star: Ben Wheatley and Tom Hiddleston.
The most amazing thing about Ben Wheatley’s High Rise is its tone. Its feeling. Some how it’s a film that’s intense, funny, scary, disturbing, and aloof all at the same time. Sometimes though, that mix gets very dark and makes things a little hard to follow.
So far, the High-Rise trailers have given us a lot of style but very little substance. Finally, we have a trailer where we see exactly where the discontent inside the titular building comes from—as well as the violence which ensues.
The first trailer for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise was a fake ad for the titular building itself, focusing on the luxury it provides. This one is all about Tom Hiddleston’s Dr. Robert Laing and how living in the building goes for him. Based on the trailer, the answer is “not well.”
Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s book certainly has the opulence of the upper levels down. In the first trailer for High-Rise, Tom Hiddleston’s Robert Laing narrates all the creature comforts of the building. But there’s a revolution coming.
Behold the very first look at Tom Hiddleston in the movie adaptation of J.G. Ballard's High Rise. But is this before or after everyone inside this fabulous luxury building has gone completely insane?
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From the creators of Kill List and Sightseers comes the psychotic horror show A Field in England. The premise is simple: a couple of guys (and an alchemist!!) are in a field looking for treasure, when everything goes straight to hell. Watch the new trailer now.