UPDATE with Poster! – Richard Kelly’s “Box!” The man reveals some details.

Posted on 04 April 2009 by Quaid

Hi all.  Quaid here.  Richard Kelly’s The Box is a movie that I’ve had on my radar for a number of months now (a year, maybe?  More?), but that I haven’t heard much about in a while.  

theboxWell, now Mr. Kelly himself is updating us all with the status of the project via his MySpace page.  In case you don’t know, the movie is about a couple that finds a mysterious box.  With the push of a button, the box promises to deliver you $1 million.  But there’s a catch (of course there is).  One person (who you don’t know) somewhere in the world…will DIE!!!

This premise sounds very very contrived, but who cares.  I am about the biggest Donnie Darko fan you can find, and I am one of the seven people in the world who loved the insane, off-the-wall and over-stuffed coolness of Kelly’s Southland Tales.  Anything he does has me there opening day.

Here are the details:

Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged (been busy completing the script for FILM #4), so I thought I’d give some facts on THE BOX, just to clarify things for people.

- WB is releasing the film on October 30, 2009. The release date has been shuffling around a bit, but this is common with studios, and everyone feels like this is the best date for the film.

- The film is completely finished. Principal photography was completed in March 2008, and it was officially delivered to WB right before Christmas 2008. A March 2009 release was briefly considered, but a Fall 2009 release was always a better fit.

- We shot in Massachusetts and Virginia. The film takes place predominantly in Virginia, 1976.

- The running time is 1 hour 55 minutes long including end credits.

- The film was digitally photographed using the Panavision Genesis camera. In my audio commentary on Tony Scott’s Domino, I mentioned that I would never shoot a 1970s period piece using a digital camera. My position on this changed when I saw David Fincher’s extraordinary Zodiac. It can be done.

- There is more than 300 visual effects shots, which required eight months of post-production. The digital work-flow of the Genesis was essential to completing these visual effects properly.

- Win Butler, Regine Chassagne (of Arcade Fire) and Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy, frequent collaborator with Arcade Fire) recorded more than 80 minutes of score for the film.

- Here is a list of artists whose songs appear in the film: GRATEFUL DEAD, DEREK & THE DOMINOS, WILSON PICKETT, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, SCOTT WALKER

-The official website for the film is www.thebox-movie.com – it will unveil sometime this summer.

This is my most personal film to date, and I’m very proud of how it turned out.

So that’s an update from me.
I will continue to update you as things progress and expect more updates from our company Darko Entertainment (www.darko-entertainment.com) and our upcoming releases WORLD’S GREATEST DAD, I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, and ROGUES GALLERY.


UPDATE – It was pointed out to me by TheGuyInThePJs below that the teaser poster for The Box can be found HERE.


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. hollywood celebrity Says:

    Waiting to watch this movie

  2. TheGuyInThePJs Says:

    The Teaser Poster for The Box has been revealed over at the funding companies website…

    Media Rights Capital:

  3. Quaid Says:

    Thanks! I’m updating the post with this info.

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