Lionsgate has announced a September 24th release date for Buried, their “Ryan Reynolds in a coffin” film. That’s right- the entire 90-minute film is simply Reynolds inside a box buried in the ground, and the camera never leaves it. It’s an interesting concept, to be sure, but the response to it has been a bit mixed.
The official synopsis:
In Buried, Paul (Reynolds) is a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is 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.
Read Devin’s Sundance review for more, and check out the teaser trailer and clip below for an idea of what to expect.