– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Ever thought there could be a better way to live, free from the shackles of the old, tired world?
Our High-Rise development is the culmination of a lifetimes work by esteemed architect Anthony Royal.
It has 40 floors of luxury apartments filled with every modern convince.
Onsite we have a fully stocked super-market, gym facilities, swimming pool, spa and school, there is almost no reason to leave.”

A new trailer for the science fiction movie “High-Rise” has hit the web, and it’s quite an intriguing one.

Check it out below!

Based on the 1975 J.G. Ballard novel of the same name, “High-Rise” tells the story of a luxurious high-rise building (fitting, right?), and its occupants who are slowly driven mad. After being isolated from the rest of the world for so long, the building divides itself into three different classes: Lower, Middle, and Upper.

Inevitably, tensions rise, tempers flare, and floors become battlegrounds. While I’m not expecting the film to go “Dredd” on us with the action, I do look forward to what the film brings to the table in terms of power struggle.

The trailer presented is fantastic, and does a great job at setting the mood for the film, giving it a haunting, yet soothing, feel. The retro-scifi aesthetic is especially pleasing. From the old-school exercise bike to the crappy dial TV, the production design gives this movie an alternate universe feel, which is quite refreshing for a science fiction story. It’s also quite fitting, as it is based on a book that’s forty years old.

Also to capitalize on the premise, the movie’s studio launched the website Anthony Royal Architecture, advertising the “new high-rise.” Be sure to check it out!

The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss, and is directed by Ben Wheatley. 

“High-Rise” had its initial release in September earlier this year, and will hit UK theaters on March 18, 2016 (Domestic release TBD). 

What are your thoughts on the trailer?


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.