We are lucky to live in a world where Ben Wheatley is making movies, and we are particularly lucky to live in a world where he was able to make High-Rise, a pitch-black satire that really must be seen to be believed.
Today, we finally got a trailer for the film, and I'm pleased to report that it's clever, genuinely representative of the film itself, and - best of all - entirely spoiler-free. Let's take a look:
An adaptation of the JG Ballard novel of the same name, High-Rise tells the story of Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston), who moves into a luxury high-rise which has been segregated according to class, with the poors at the bottom, the middle class desperately treading water in the middle, and the one-percenters living up top. When the tension between these groups moves from a simmer to a boil, things get ugly. Really ugly. And surprisingly funny!
High-Rise was one of the most talked-about films at this year's Fantastic Fest...and one of its most divisive. I see no middle-ground in this movie's future; this is the kind of thing you're either going to be entirely onboard with or utterly repulsed by (the Birth.Movies.Death. team loved it), and it'll be interesting to see what the consensus is once it's made available to the masses.
High-Rise arrives on March 18th in the UK, and will hit the States later in 2016. Prepare yourself for its arrival in the comments below.