If there’s one genre we do better than most in the UK, it’s the thriller.
The good thing about them: You don’t need $200m. to make them. (There aren’t any bad things about them.)
Tower Block hits the big screen this September, starring the brilliant Sheridan Smith (Two Pints of Lager), Jack O’Connell (Eden Lake, the upcoming 300: Battle of Artemisia), Russell Tovey (Being Human), and newcomer Kane Robinson, and we’ve been sent the first UK quad poster.
“Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil. When Jimmy is brutally murdered by two hooded figures, Becky, Kurtis, Neville and the other residents of the Serenity House tower block are witnesses to the killing but, fearing retribution, are too scared to give detectives any information and the police investigation is going nowhere.
One year later, someone has decided to take justice into their own hands. Picked off one by one, the tenants of Serenity House are under threat from a mystery sniper who has set deadly traps throughout the building keeping them prisoners in their own homes.
Unsure of why they have been targeted, the group put their differences aside and undertake daring attempts to escape the building. But with every exit leading to another death, will they ever escape?”
James Nunn and Ronnie Thompson make their feature debuts behind the camera (Nunn previously worked as assistant director on the likes of F, Kill Keith, Airborne and Offender and Thompson recently working as Writer and Producer on Screwed), directing from a script by James Moran (Severance).
If you can’t wait until September to see it, Film4 FrightFest have announced that film will be their closer for the festival, which definitely sounds promising – a strong nod from FrightFest is a very good sign.
Tower Block will be released in the UK later this year. Strong British films come but a few times a year, and it looks like this is going to be one of them. As usual with this first poster, you can click to enlarge.