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Buried – Teaser Trailer for Ryan Reynolds in a box film

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2010

Paul Conroy is not ready to die.

But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time – fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.

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Directed by Rodrigo Cortes. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Ivana Miño, Stephen Tobolowsky

Due out on September 24, 2010.

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ATM – What the bloke who wrote Buried has done next

Posted by LiveFor on February 16, 2010

Buried is the Ryan Reynolds in a box film that went down well at the Sundance Film Festival (although some critics said it deliberately pushed all the right buttons to get the emotions out of the audience that they wanted…a bit of a silly thing to say as all films are geared to getting various emotions out of the audience). Now Chris Sparling, who wrote the script, has written another film called ATM and like Buried and Phone Booth and Frozen and the one with the people in the water surrounded by sharks and that one where there was someone stuck in one place and bad stuff happened involving some other bad things, oh and there was one with a man on a toilet and a dinosaur, but that could be Jurassic Park so that doesn’t count althought that did have dinosaurs. To cut a joke that wore thing after the first point very short he’s written another one location film and this time set at an ATM booth or cashpoint for those of us reading this in the UK. John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13 still did it all the best.

His new film has three people fighting for survival at an ATM and /Film had this synopsis of the story.

Three co-workers driving home together from a employee Christmas party in the city decide to grab some late night pizza, for which they must stop at the ATM, to get some cash. Apparently, this is where the fun starts – about 15 or 20 minutes into the story. ATM exchanges the cramped 7 foot by 3 foot wooden coffin seen in Buried for a 15 square foot indoor ATM shack. The 24-hour ATM is located in a remote area of the barren supermarket parking lot, in a not-so-great neighborhood. The rest of the story is set primarily in the ATM vestibule, and never leaves the supermarket parking lot.

The three co-workers find themselves trapped in the ATM, unable to escape as a large menacing man in a heavy hooded parka stands between them and their car. It is the middle of the night, and all that surrounds them is cold and darkness. To make matters worse, they find themselves without their cellphones or any way to call for help (one phone was left behind at the bar, one phone ran out of battery power, and the other phone is in the purse locked inside the car).

If they just damaged the ATM doesn’t that set off an alarm meaning the police would come and investigate? Just wondering. They just need to get out there and punch the scary guy in the throat (LFF does not condone violence kids. This is just a thought on a movie script). Another thing – wasn’t there an episode of Friends where Chandler got stuck in one of these things? Sounds good though.

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The Killer Inside Me got slammed at Sundance but gets picked up despite the violence

Posted by LiveFor on February 2, 2010

Michael Winterbottom’s adaption of The Killer Inside Me stars Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Ned Beatty, Bill Pullman and Elias Koteas. I’ve been following it for a while now and it debuted at Sundance. Here’s the plot:

Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he’s a little slow and boring but that’s the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his ’sickness’. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again – and the consequences are brutal and devastating.

Now reading that you would expect something dark, brutal and violent. Guess what? It sounds as if it is exactly that and yet it got absolutely slammed at Sundance for its graphic violence. However, reading between the lines I gather it is a good film, but the extreme violence (apparantly Jessica Alba’s characer gets beaten up so badly you can see her teeth through her cheek – Two Face anyone?) turned many off.

However, IFC Films this weekend paid $1.5 million to distribute The Killer Inside Me in the U.S. so it does appear that we’ll be able to watch the film. To be honest it sounds as if it is just extremely faithful to the novel by Jim Thompson.

Other films that found buyers at Sundance 2010 include:
Buried (Ryan Reynolds trapped alive in a big box)
The Kids Are All Right starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as lesbians
Twelve with Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts and 50 Cent
Hesher starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.

International buyers are looking at other films from the festival including:
Happy Thank You More Please from Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother)
Catfish, a documentary about an online relationship
Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams
Splice the sci-fi film by Vincenzo Natali.

Lots of good films heading our way.

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Buried – Teaser Trailer for Ryan Reynolds in a box film

Posted by LiveFor on January 21, 2010

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Ryan Reynolds is Buried – First photos

Posted by LiveFor on August 19, 2009

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Paul (Ryan Reynolds) is a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Directed by Rodrigo Cortes.
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Ryan Reynolds is Buried

Posted by LiveFor on June 25, 2009

After playing Deadpool in X-Men Origins:Wolverine and then starring opposite Sandra Bullock in romantic comedy The Proposal, Ryan Reynolds will next be seen in something a little darker.

According to Variety is going to star in Buried, playing a civilian contractor who’s kidnapped in Iraq and awakens buried in a coffin in the desert, armed only with a cell phone, a candle and a knife.

Rodrigo Cortes will direct a script by Chris Sparling. Production will begin this month in Barcelona.

The picture will shoot entirely in Spain, which is home to Cortes, best known for directing The Contestant.

Reynolds apparantly took the indie film role to improve his acting range in the movie with a claustrophobic premise, and one in which he holds the screen through most of the picture.

It will be good to see Reynolds in something that is quite different to films he has previously starred in.


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