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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Peek at the New "Buried" Poster: Simple, Yet Terrifying...

By Paige MacGregor

Very few film posters can elicit a physical reaction from viewers (except disgust, maybe, in certain situations), but that is exactly what happened when I first saw the new one-sheet for director Rodrigo Cort├ęs’ newest film, Buried. After a very successful world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Buried was snatched up Lionsgate, and is coming to theaters this October. Now Lionsgate has released this rather risky one-sheet for the film, featuring nothing more than Buried star Ryan Reynolds trapped in a coffin, under what is presumably six feet of earth.

Personally, I think the poster is not only gorgeous and intriguing, but given that I had to pop a lorazepam after I saw it—hey, I’m claustrophobic—I'd say it’s highly effective, as well. The film, which was scripted by first-time writer Chris Sparling, is described in the official synopsis as follows:
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.
For more information on Buried, you can check out the film’s recently launched web site, ExperienceBuried.com. There’s not much there right now, but Lionsgate is sure to be adding more information, and probably a teaser trailer or two soon.

7 comments:

Planet of Terror said...

I can't wait to see this. I'll see anything with Ryan Reynolds. He's so dreamy.

B-Sol said...

Isn't he though? I get lost in his eyes sometimes.

That's one sick poster, though. Neat idea.

le0pard13 said...

That is one sick & slick poster, B-Sol. As someone who shares that phobia, I understand completely your reaction to it. The Frank Darabont-directed TV movie, Buried Alive, and the claustrophobic sequences in the Kill Bill Vol. 2's coffin scene and the flooding vent shaft scene in Poseidon are some still seared in my memory. Thanks for this.

B-Sol said...

That was Paige's reaction, but I do indeed share the phobia!

le0pard13 said...

D'oh! Sorry, Paige. Thanks, B-Sol for the clarification.

goblin said...

One of the best teaser posters I've seen in quite a while, that's for sure. I'm just wondering if the audience will experience the whole movie through Ryan Reynold's character's eyes. That would certainly be an interesting and unusual approach, but I'm not sure if it would really work for a film with an estimated runtime of about an hour and a half.

B-Sol said...

That would be truly fascinating. Even if it were only for a portion of the movie. Talk about daring. We'll see!

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