Tuesday, January 26

‘Splice’ Director Joins Forces For ‘High Rise’ Adaption

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Finally, the wheels are in motion as writer/director Richard Stanley joins forces with ‘Splice’ director Vincenzo Natali for JG Ballard’s ‘High Rise’ adaption. The project has been planned for a while now but it appears Stanley is on board to draft a script as we speak and so things appear to be moving forward. Natali spoke with Bleeding Cool confirming all the details on the changeling sounding project. Check out what he had to say below.


“Richard’s writing a draft right now…for years I had worked on High Rise myself, pretty much alone.” said Natali. “At one point Rudy Wurlitzer had written a draft, He’s quite a well known screen writer. That hadn’t really worked out, and at a certain point, I just felt tapped out. So Jeremy Thomas suggested Richard who he had worked with in the past, so Richard’s come in and he’s really injected new blood into it. I think we’re going to nail it, I think it’s going to be great.”


The novel ‘High Rise’, by J.G. Ballard (who sadly passed away last year), is the unnerving tale of life in a modern tower block running out of control. Within the concealing walls of an elegant forty-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on ‘enemy’ floors and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for technological mayhem!In this classic visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as the inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, recreate a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

Stanley is currently working on ‘Vacation’, a horror adventure tale of an American couple who become stranded on a remote island paradise when a nuclear exchange wipes out most of the outside world; requiring them to face the local population who turn on them.

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