Ryan Reynolds recently went on Australian television and spoke publicly for the first time about his ambitious upcoming film Buried while promoting The Proposal.
The indie film, from Spanish director Rodrigo Cortés and screenwriter Chris Sparling, is about an American contractor in Iraq whom awakens after being kidnapped buried in a coffin with only a cell phone, candle and knife. The entire 80-minute run time will be spent fixated on the coffin’s interior.
The quotes come via The Playlist where Reynolds suggests he will be the only person in the entire movie. “Buried is the story about a guy whose buried (laughs). It’s the only movie I’ve ever heard of with only one person in it,” Reynolds said. “So it’s just me, I’m the only person in the whole movie so, I don’t know, we’ll see. It’s either going to be, you know, the greatest, most experimental cool movie ever made or god knows what.”
With a cellphone Reynolds will be talking to someone or someones during the ordeal so there will be additional cast members lending their voice. The tension should be off the hook marrying the best of Phone Booth, Cast Away and the coffin scene in Kill Bill into 80 crazy minutes spent six feet under.
Production on Buried begins this month in Barcelona, Spain, with an anticipated release date in 2010.