By Dave Campbell | June 29, 2009
Here is the first poster and trailer for Richard Kelly’s next film, The Box. Kelly is best known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko as well as the Southland Tales.
The script for The Box was written by Kelly, who adapted it from the Richard Matheson short story “Button, Button“, which was published in the 1970 June issue of Playboy Magazine. “Button, Button” was also adapted into the twentieth episode of The New Twilight Zone television series which aired in the 1985-1986 first season.
The Box stars Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Gillian Jacobs, James Rebhorn, Deborah Rush, Michael Zegen and Holmes Osborne.
Set in Richmond, Virginia 1976, Norma and Arthur Lewis are a suburban couple with a young child who receive an anonymous gift bearing fatal and irrevocable consequences. A simple wooden box, it promises to deliver its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world…someone they don’t know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and face the true nature of their humanity.
The Box is scheduled to hit theaters on October 30th 2009. Happy Halloween!
Check out the trailer below: