High-Rise: Tom Hiddleston lives a life of creepy luxury in new trailer

Ben Wheatley's J.G. Ballard adaptation promises a thrill-ride into the unexpected

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The main trailer for Ben Wheatley's futuristic thriller High-Rise has been released.

The film, an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel, follows residents of a high-rise building in 1975 whose lives fast begin to spiral out of control following the arrival of Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston).

The trailer shows Laing moving into the skyscraper, a place where the floor you reside on correlates with status. As he's forced to ingratiate himself within the lives of the surrounding neighbours, his sanity slowly disintegrates paving the way for something altogether more beastly.

Sienna Miller and Luke Evans co-star, as does Elisabeth Moss whose character resides on a lower down floor. 

"Things would be better if we could afford to move to a higher floor," she can be heard saying in the trailer.

Overseeing it all is Anthony Royal (Jeremy Irons), the architecture who is attempting to "colonise the sky" with his high-rise building.

Quite what this all means is a mystery, but if director Wheatley's previous credits are anything to go by (Kill List, Sightseers), it'll be a chaotic thrill ride into the unexpected.

Wheatley has already started work on his next film, crime drama Free Fire, which will star Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson and Han Solo frontrunner Jack Reynor.

High-Rise will be released on 18 March.