Back in July we found out that Ryan Reynolds would be doing a independent film titled Buried which would star he, himself and him, all trapped in a coffin. From what knew of the film, he would be playing a civilian contractor who awakens buried in a coffin in the middle of the desert after being kidnapped in Iraq and that the entire movie would just feature him, a true test of acting skill and something good for his resume before heading to work on the big budget comic book movies Green Lantern and Deadpool.
The indie film is directed by Rodrigo Cortés and the screenplay was written by Chris Sparling. Filming will took place entirely in Cortés’ home country of Spain and it’s set to screen at the Sundance film festival this week. We got our first look at Buried with some photos back in August but now we finally have some video, courtesy of MTV who today put up a teaser trailer and a scene from Buried so we can get a taste of how this movie will be experienced.
Here’s the teaser:
And here’s a scene where Reynolds films the teaser on his cell phone:
I dig the teaser with the idea of Reynolds filming himself a ransom message from within the coffin but the second video, an actual scene from the film, makes me fear that the entire movie will be overloaded with annoying shots like the rotating camera. I understand that the movie is just Ryan Reynolds and that director Cortés may feel the need to keep the audience engaged by attempting to make the visuals more dynamic but I’m turned off by that.
I hope in the full film, this doesn’t happen much.
What do you think of your first look at Buried?