‘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.’ – cover blurb, High-Rise, by J.G. Ballard.
High-Rise has been adapted for film by writer Amy Jump and director Ben Wheatley and stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elizabeth Moss and James Purefoy.
A new trailer suggests that book’s cover blurb is something of an understatement. Check it out after the break. High-Rise open in the UK on March 3rd. US dates are to be determined.