The Box Reveals Some Real Surprises at Comic Con
07.27.09 by REELZ
Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly showed some more footage from his upcoming movie The Box at Comic-Con, and quite a few unexpected things popped out, including some pretty major spoilers — be warned.
The movie, based on an old Twilight Zone episode, centers around an ordinary suburban couple who receive a mysterious box. Push the button inside and you get rich, but some stranger dies. The couple seem decent enough, though they are plagued by financial difficulties. They are, after all, directly modeled on the director's own parents.
So there is a lot of temptation, but a lot of resistance — right? Apparently not. The wife (Cameron Diaz) shocked the audience by just going ahead and pushing the button. Ultimately, the movie really turns out to be a lot more about what comes next than it is about agonizing over the choice ... and from all reports, those consequences are quite a bit more bizarre and sci-fi than expected.
Another highlight was the face of Frank Langella, who plays the creepy disfigured man who brings the couple the box. He is only glimpsed fleetingly in the trailer, so this was the first chance to catch more of his face. The CGI involved here was apparently disturbingly impressive.