J.G. Ballard's 1975 science-fiction novel High Rise is going to be adapted into a movie. Canadian filmmaker Vincenzo Natali (who brought us Cube, Cypher and Splice) intends indeed to bring the dystopian story to the big screen. There's no official release date yet, but the film is listed for a release in 2012 by IMDb.
MTV previously talked to Vincenzo Natali about the movie High Rise:
"In the midst of a vast ocean stands the Elysium Tower, 'a glistening vertical city, a sanctuary for challenging times'.
Powered by sun and earth, designed by the greatest architectural visionary of the new millennium, Elysium is a self contained world. A world of commerce, cuisine and entertainment, featuring restaurants, swimming pools, libraries, cinemas, even a research hospital. It is not just the tallest and most technologically advanced work of modern architecture, but one that embodies the world's highest aspirations.
Dr. Robert Laing, a new arrival, settles in and adjusts to this hermetic life. But before long he becomes aware of something unsettling in the building. In an escalating atmosphere of unrest the residents break into tribal factions. Laing watches in horror as the myth of a utopian society is shattered."
Here's a teaser poster of High Rise:
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie High Rise.