Wow, Ryan Reynolds' new film Buried, premiering at The Sundance Film Festival this year, looks pretty intense! The film is a one man show in which Reynolds plays a civilian contractor that is captured and buried alive in a coffin. All he has is a cell phone, a lighter, and a flashlight.
I thought it was great that Reynolds took the role, but I had no idea what to expect from director Rodrigo Cortés. MTV got their hands on the first teaser trailer, and a film clip for the film which gives us a very good idea of what we can expect from this movie. It looks like nothing but good things, and shows that Reynolds is going to give a fantastic performance.
Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) is a U.S. citizen working as a contract driver in Iraq. After a swift and sudden attack on his convoy, he awakens to find himself buried alive inside a coffin with nothing more than a lighter, a cell phone, and little memory of how he ended up there. Faced with limited oxygen and unlimited panic, Paul finds himself in a tension-filled race against time to escape this claustrophobic deathtrap before it’s too late.
The first video below is the teaser trailer which sets the tone for what this movie is actually really about. The second video is a nice little film clip that gives you an idea of what the director's vision for this film is. There are a lot of rotating shots. It doesn't really bug me that much. They had to do something from keeping the movie from feeling static and I'm sure it won't be like that through the whole movie. The scene is intense and I think the director did that to show more of a sense of urgency.
Check out the trailer and film clip below and tell us what ya think!