Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Teaser For Claustrophobic "Buried" Debuts, Film Set to Screen at Sundance

A teaser and clip has surfaced for the rather experimental film Buried. Directed by Rodrigo Cortés, Buried shows what happens when a U.S. contractor (Ryan Reynolds) working in Iraq is held hostage in a coffin with nothing to work with but a lighter and a cell phone.

From the looks of the teaser, the film, which is on the 2010 Sundance roster, has an obvious claustrophobic feel. Reynolds might seem like an unlikely matching for a film like this, but we'll see how it pans out. He's a good enough actor to be convincing. It will also remain to be seen if an experimental film like this will mix well with American audiences. I'm guessing that this will be Reynolds' one-man army film and a platform for him to showcase any talent that he might have hidden all these years.

The clip below is a teaser of rough quality as it's made out to be the hostage video the character records on his cellphone. Below that is the actual clip from the film that leads up to that moment. Check it out.

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