Tom Hiddleston Takes The Lead In Ben Wheatley's HIGH RISE

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Oh, now here's some very interesting news ...

Kill List and Sightseers director Ben Wheatley confirmed late in 2013 hat he would be directing an adaptation of JG Ballard's dystopian novel High Rise for producer Jeremy Thomas which, in itself, was enough to capture attention. Thomas has been trying to get a film version of High Rise off the ground for ages with the most likely version before now having Vincenzo Natali attached to direct from a script he wrote with cult icon Richard Stanley. That version was never able to find the finance, hence the arrival of Wheatley and this version? Well, it's moving fast.

Last night Wheatley posted the image above along with news that principal photography would commence in June. And, yes, Tom Hiddleston is in the lead. Where does this place previously announced Wheatley projects Freakshift, I Macrobane and his announced show at HBO? The pace he works, Wheatley will probably knock those out next weekend ...
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  • wagnerfilm

    This is the single most exciting announcement so far this year. No disrespect to Natali, but I like Wheatley's work so much better.

  • [A]

    So... the script by Natali and Stanley is just... "lost"?

  • Well, I would assume Jeremy, Vincenzo and Richard all have it. Heh. But it's not getting made, no.

  • [A]

    That's a crime. A small one, but still a crime.

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