Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) is back without another bizarre spin on reality with The Box, which is based upon the short story “Button, Button” by Richard Matheson that was also a “Twilight Zone” episode. Today Warner Bros. Pictures released the first trailer for the film arriving in theaters October 30th. The footage looks really solid and carries a few creepy moments, but I am really, really getting sick of trailers using the Saw theme in them.
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 crosshairs of a startling moral dilemma and face the true nature of their humanity.
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