In concept alone, “Buried” — written by Chris Sparling and directed by Rodrigo Cortes — is pretty cool. Ryan Reynolds plays a U.S. contractor in Iraq who is kidnapped and buried alive in a wooden box. He awakens with only a lighter and a cellphone in his possession, with his captors using the latter to keep in touch and ensure that their demands are met.
Today we have a really slick new poster to premiere for you all. I love the look of this, it is clearly inspired by one of the more famous Saul Bass posters for Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” The setup for “Buried” is equally Hitchcock-inspired: tight, unusual setting, key plot info revealed on a need-to-know basis, mounting suspense tied to a ticking clock (in this case, Reynolds’ character’s air supply)… if the great director were alive today, I think he’d be most interested in seeing how his legacy lives on in a film like “Buried.” No official word on a release date yet, but we’re hearing fall 2010. It can’t come soon enough as far as I’m concerned. See the full poster after the jump.
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