Ballardian atmosphere + Ben Wheatley are surely the things that celluloid dreams are made of. He's yet to make a film that isn't frighteningly dark, confoundingly experimental or uniquely British (ie. not some clichéd, stuffy nonsense featuring Hugh Grant or Colin Firth). Based on the plot, and simply because of the modernist, lofty environment and 70s-futuristic concept, the first film that came to mind by way of comparison is David Cronenberg's Shivers, although perhaps High-Rise will feature fewer raging nymphomaniacs. Perhaps.