Of all the movies coming to us over the next several months, Buried sounds like one of the riskiest. Ryan Reynolds stars as a private contractor in Iraq who is kidnapped and buried alive in a coffin with only a lighter, a cell phone and a 90 minute supply of air, presumably if he doesn’t use the lighter too much. Reynolds is the only actor we see on screen and we reportedly never leave the cramped confines of the coffin.
It’s a great concept, but will it work on screen? It screened at Sundance last January, earning positive critical and audience reaction. Which makes it a little frustrating that this first full length trailer from Lionsgate doesn’t actually feature any footage from the film. While I do like that the trailer evokes some of the credit sequences Saul Bass did for Alfred Hitchcock’s films, I am anxious to see how director Rodrigo Cortes handles the restriction of the film’s without it turning into just a directorial exercise.