New ‘High Rise’ Trailer Released

New ‘High Rise’ Trailer Released

Many sci-fi fans already know that J.G. Ballard’s 1975 sci-fi novel High Rise has received the film treatment. Tom Hiddleston takes on the role of Dr. Robert Laing, and has proven his dedication to the flick by releasing a new trailer via Twitter, reports Indiewire.

Amazon sums up the plot of the original High Rise novel well:

When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

The movie adaptation is currently playing on the festival circuit, and although no U.S. release date has been set, hopefully it’s coming soon. For now, give us your thoughts on the U.K. trailer below!

Image of High-Rise: A Novel
Author: J. G. Ballard
Price: $11.64
Publisher: Liveright (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 208 pages
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Raine lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works as a freelance writer and graphic artist. From an early age she has harbored a love of reading and writing, and is lucky enough to incorporate both into her daily work routine. Raine is a lover of all things fantasy and horror related, has a soft spot in her heart for middle grade and young adult fiction, and spends most of her free time running, wakesurfing, or wrangling in her husband and three cats while they perpetrate a massive amount of mischief around the house.

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