High Rise is a film by Ben Wheatley. It is based on a book by J.G. Ballard. It has a cast including Tom Hiddleston, Jermey Iron and James Purefoy.
As if that wasn't enough to get you ludicrously excited, the film is also going to be scored by none other than Clint Mansell. A frequent collaborator ofDarren Aronofsky, the Brit has crafted the soundtracks for movies like Pr, Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan and created some truly memorable tracks in the progress. For my money, his best comes from Aronofsky's The Fountain, a film seen by far too few people.
I actually met Mansell a few months back when he had a concert in Dublin - which was totally amazing by the way - and spoke to him briefly while blubbering about how much he likes his music. When I asked what he was working on a the moment, he mentioned Wheatley's High Rise with his only comment being 'it's nuts.'
Wheatley's filmography is already peppered with classics, including Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers and the utterly bizarre A Field in England and Mansell is the perfect composer to help bring his latest nightmare to life on screen. The film is set in an alternative 1970's London in a tower block cut off from the rest of the world, where the divide between the floors leads to unrest.
High Rise will be in cinemas in 2015.