A Mix of Retro and Sci-Fi Glimpses of Richard Kelly's The Box
10.20.09 by REELZ
The studio has released a new batch of pictures from Richard Kelly's The Box. A re-imagining of a classic Twilight Zone episode, the movie revolves around a couple (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden) who are given a mysterious box with a button that simultaneously gives them a million dollars but takes a random stranger's life.
In homage to the story's roots, Kelly has set the movie in a meticulously recreated 1970's suburbia, with special attention paid to some of the less-well-considered fashion choices of the decade. Witness the particularly scary wallpaper and plaid pants on display.
That box technology comes from somewhere else, though. So we also get a glimpse of weird, watery, otherworldly scenes that don't seem retro at all. All that plus a good look at the disturbing scar on the face of the mysterious stranger (Frank Langella) who brings the box in the first place.