"Ever thought there could be a better way to live free from the shackles of the old, tired world?" As Dr. Robert Laing, Tom Hiddleston narrates a new teaser trailer for Ben Wheatley's adaptation of J.G. Ballard's thought-provoking 1975 novel, High-Rise.

Magnet Releasing recently acquired the US rights to High-Rise, with plans to release the film theatrically in 2016.

From the previous press release: The film, starring Tom Hiddleston (THE AVENGERS, CRIMSON PEAK), Jeremy Irons (BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE), Sienna Miller (AMERICAN SNIPER), Luke Evans (DRACULA UNTOLD) and Elizabeth Moss (MAD MEN), chronicles the savage breakdown of social order inside a giant residential apartment block. Written by Amy Jump based on J.G. Ballard's seminal 1975 sci-fi novel, HIGH-RISE world-premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

HIGH-RISE stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Moss); and Mr. Royal (Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.

Magnet, who distributed Wheatley’s first film, DOWN TERRACE, is planning a 2016 theatrical release.

Trailer via StudioCanal UK:

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