Poster for Richard Kelly's THE BOX has hit the webs!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I read an early draft of the script to Richard Kelly's THE BOX a looooonnnggg time ago and found it to be pretty damn good. Dark, dark stuff there and then the movie cast up, shot and posted all on the quiet. Soon we'll start seeing more promotional stuff from it, leading up to the release in October. Now the poster has hit, which Kelly has posted to his MySpace page. It's a fine studio poster, definitely gets the point across without giving anything away, but at the end of the day it's still a big head poster. What do you folks think?
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April 7, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST
i loved Donnie Darko but i remain unconvinced!
April 7, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST
Havn't used posted in yrs. Had too...This poster...no...please no, no..it hurts. It fucking hurts. This is a, no...ugly...no no no no...why? It's bad.
April 7, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST
...what I meant to say....whoever designed this poster....should be shot dead. It makes my brain hurt...and even tho I (heart) Darko...the better 1/2 of me NEVER wants to see this movie. B/c of a poster. I'VE RESTARTED MY ACCOUNT B/C OF THIS. This POSTER hurts my brain. I'm not lying.
April 7, 2009, 5:15 a.m. CST
For the drunken confusion in my writing. I had to post here for the first time in years. Reason being....THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST FUCKING POSTERS I'VE SEEN IN YEARS. IT ACTUALLY **HURTS** TO LOOK AT THIS THING? Am I alone here?
April 7, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST
Does her goddamn mug have to dominate ninety percent of the poster?
April 7, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST
April 7, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST
i might be alone...but that poster makes me lose hope. keep fighting for the studios, cobra!
April 7, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST
Oh the halcyon days of 2002, now just a misty watercolored memory...
Theres this girl thats been on my mind All the time, sussudio oh oh Now she dont even know my name But I think she likes me just the same Sussudio oh oh Oh if she called me Id be there Id come running anywhere Shes all I need, all my life I feel so good if I just say the word Sussudio, just say the word Oh sussudio Now I know that Im too young My love has just begun Sussudio oh oh Ooh give me a chance, give me a sign Ill show her anytime Sussudio oh oh Ah, Ive just got to have her, have her now Ive got to get closer but I dont know how She makes me nervous and makes me scared But I feel so good if I just say the word Sussudio just say the word Oh sussudio, oh Ah, shes all I need all of my life I feel so good if I just say the word Sussudio I just say the word Oh sussudio I just say the word Oh sussudio Ill say the word Sussudio oh oh oh Just say the word and fuck this poster.
April 7, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST
....likes this poster.
April 7, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST
by Motoko Kusanagi
Not too bad, not too overwhelming.
April 7, 2009, 5:54 a.m. CST
Is she even an A-list star anymore? Is she really big enough to plast all over the poster? And damn did Southland Tales SUCKED. Hope he gets his head back with this one.
April 7, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST
...this boring poster, but trashes the Pelham remakes boring poster? What's the difference between these two? I mean, the Pelham poster made even clear, what the movie was about. (Washington Vs. Travolta and there is also a train involved somehow.) All I see here is Diaz, some red streak (Does that mean she gets ripped apart in the middle? Is it about paintings?) and a spoooooooky man with a hat (who is without a dboubt the best thing about the poster.
April 7, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST
Almost the dictionary definition of "reliable screen presence".
April 7, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST
Sorry, had to be said. PEACE...!!!
April 7, 2009, 6:49 a.m. CST
poster looks stupid and stupid
April 7, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Seriously, look at those crow's feet around her eyes. It's not often a 35-year-old actress will look about 47, but there you go. The Mask-era Diaz was a stunner, though.
April 7, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST
They made a movie about her vagina
April 7, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST
It's "From Hell", guys.
April 7, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST
how this movie is going to be anywhere near as good as the Twilight Zone episode it's based on without having to add all kinds of needless fluff to pad out the running time. Sci-fi and horror anthology movies need to make a comeback now!
April 7, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST
My least favorite working director. That's all. Oh, and Donnie Darko sucks dick for all you pretentious losers who actually believe it means something. It doesn't.
April 7, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST
Shows what I know I guess. Haha.
April 7, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST
by Calibos's Ginger JewFro
This a remake of the "Button Button" ep from the new Twilight Zone, yeah?
April 7, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST
Does Richard Kelly actually think she's a good actress or does it have something to do with their Drew Barrymore connection? She is annoying in every conceivable way.
April 7, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST
I would've just gone with a picture of the box with a finger slightly above the button and something like "What would you do for a million dollars?"
April 7, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST
That sounds like a much better poster. Except some folks might think it's some kind of sequel to Indecent Proposal...
April 7, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST
April 7, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST
Isn't this just the From Hell poster but with Cameron Diaz's giant head instead of Depp's?
April 7, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST
schlock. Cameron Diaz is annoying as hell, to boot. Will she have a mandatory "ass-wiggling" sequence as well?
April 7, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST
surely a film called the box would have a poster of a slightly opened box, thereby capturing curiosity and raising interest, no? too cliched. better stick cameron diaz's giagantic head on it instead.
April 7, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST
I can go on eternally about how shitty this film was.
April 7, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST
I mean, seriously?
April 7, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST
Slummin' already after playing a lead in Frost/Nixon.
April 7, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST
episodes I still remember (others being The Once and Future King, and the one with the blue men). It was great as a 30 minute story; don't see how they will be able to stretch it out to 90.
April 7, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST
April 7, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST
to illustrated posters? oh yeah, photoshop. even this crappy design would make a much better-looking poster if it was hand painted.
April 7, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST
by Mr. Pricklepants
Other than getting second billing in the credits. It's all about Camerion Diaz apparently.
April 7, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST
by Mr. Pricklepants
April 7, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST
Saw this last june, with a few VFX missing and loved it. Langella is pretty incredible, and the rest of the cast, including diaz, do a very good job. So for those worried, it may not be the next donnie darko (although it is close), but its definitely a solid film
April 7, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST
by Midnight Thud
More or less... same red streak design.
April 7, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST
But I'm still pretty excited for this movie.
April 7, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST
by Darth Macchio
Seriously...the sun's burned it's indelible print into her face by now so there's no hope of not looking 10 years older than she is but why the fucking mandatory Karen Carpenter look? Does anybody besides other non-lesbian women think emaciated women are attractive? Look at her in 'Head above Water' or as someone mentioned earlier, 'Mask' but when I saw that skeletal face and non-existent ass all shaking and smiling as if it was attractive in that Charlie's Angels piece of shit, I wondered how a person's sense of self perception can be so off and yet he or she is capable of eating and walking like normal people. She did a modeling job for Vogue or something a year or 2 ago and wasn't a toothpick and was a brunette and I freaked out...was amazed at how beautiful she was but then she promptly went on the cokehead diet and bleached her mellon and slammed right back into mundane-ville. Meh.<p>At least this is one Matheson property that most anyone can get right.
April 7, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST
by Dan the Geek
I'm all up in that shit! sure she's the only latina in Ass Debt but if i can get her into that dance dress from The Mask then i'll be set.
April 7, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST
...poster for a Sex in the City: Origins movie? Maybe the first time the "Box" of one of the ladies experiences its monthly visitor?
April 7, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST
April 7, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST
push the button and you get rich but someone you dont know dies...classic episode. but how on earth can they turn this into a whole movie? the story could be told in 20 min. (and was!)
April 7, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST
Whats next, "The Shoe"?
April 7, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST
I think telling a more straight forward story will do him some good and actually help him develop as a filmmaker. Maybe he's gotten over trying to be the next Lynch.
April 7, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST
wow. Was The Balloon Knot already taken?
April 7, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST
Wow, judging by the picture, I couldn't tell if that was Cameron Diaz or Madonna...which I guess is good news for Madonna, or bad news for Diaz.
April 7, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST
From Hell2: Hellraiser Hypercubed?
April 7, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST
He never gets promoted in anything.
April 7, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST
Same designer? Anyone? Anyone? Just a creatively braindead zombie? The same guy who's responsible for all the shitty and bland Harry Potter posters that look the same and come out every year?
April 7, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST
Look at that! Look at the way they write out the title "The BOX" and "From HELL". Its the EXACT same font style! <p>http://tinyurl.com/cb6q2g <p> Can you not sue for a blatant ripoff such as this?
April 7, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST
April 7, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST
... she's probably the most underrated actress working in Hollywood today.
April 7, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST
I'll never forget.
April 7, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST
I'm a big fan of Donnie Darko and Southland Tales. It'll be nice to see what Kelly does in a more controlled environment. He's a mad genius behind the camera but sometimes a little restraint can be a good thing.
April 7, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST
Stop pretensding otherwise. Kelly had no fucking idea what he was trying to "say". It's completely clear in the director's commentary that he didn't know himself. Hell, there's whole deleted scenes from Darko that, had they been included, would have completely negated/changed entire plot points. Case in point: Donnie finding out he was taking placebos.
April 7, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST
Damn, I dislike this "actress".
April 7, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST
The Mask. After that her body just sort of...vanished.
April 7, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST
it's pretty amazing how similar they are...and yet, somehow the one for From Hell is awesome, and this one is terrible. very interesting...
April 7, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST
by Jawa 007
April 7, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST
The film won't make any sense if you don't read the online blog comic. It gives you all the information you need that the film leaves out for some unknown fucking reason. Oh, and also it's a horror film but the 1983 cast of Saturday Night Live shows up as minor characters. Kelly's got a Twitter with director's commentary as he films, which he changes every day when he decides that the film means something OTHER than what he just said it meant two minutes ago. <p> Yes, if you can't tell, I am not a fan of the man.
April 7, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST
wasn't hugely impressed, nice idea's though. Might have gone through some changes by now though.
April 7, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST
It reminds me of the poster for the piece of shit film with Goldie Hawn , Deceived.
April 7, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST
I'm confused that their marketing campaign is focusing solely on Diaz. It's strange that Marsden was not able to capitalize on his success last year.
April 7, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST
I SEE a box! I WANT a box! I SEE a box! I want to box you IN!!!
April 7, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST
It's about a BOX!
April 7, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST
Why so much negative emotions about an upcoming movie? Why not just treat it as such and see it when it comes out if you're so inclined? Why does a poster cause such a spew? If the process be Pavlovian, that still does not explain such hostility roused by ... a poster?
April 7, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST
Southland Tales was so universally panned (for good reason), and there has been so much bluster about Donnie Darko being over-rated, if Kelly doesn't perform this time around, I don't know how many supporters he'll have left. I hope he can outdo himself here, but I highly doubt it with a cold-fish lead like Diaz. Putting her in your movie is like admitting you've lost before you even start the race: "Yeah, this one might not be too good, folks. Maybe you'd better just rent this one instead..."
April 7, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST
April 8, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST
by Fa Fa Fooey
She just loves to talk about burping in interviews.
April 8, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST
by Amy Chasing
It looked like it did. Hence why it's on my list of worst films I've ever seen. I figure when you have a big budget and you still make a film that's completely uninteresting, unentertaining, and fails to accomplish anything in terms of film-making & acting - you go on the list with Lost In Space & Dreamcatcher. Although now I think of it Boytown didn't have a big budget and that's on the list too. Well, let it not be said that I discriminate on budget.
April 8, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST
Decent first flicks, bad follow ups (and I'm including the shit director's cut of DD which I count as an entirely separate film) big egos, and as annoying as fuck when they open their mouths.
April 8, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST
Unbreakable was good too.
April 8, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST
"Button Button" was a short story written by science fiction/supernatural horror great Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, Stir of Echoes) who wrote for Twilight Zone (the best tv show of all time in my opinion)... It was only ever adapted for the 80s Twilight Zone series. "Button Button" is a great little short story. I, too, am wondering how it will be stretched to 90 minutes, though. However... Frank Langhella is playing the man who approaches the couple with the mysterious box, so kudos there! Great casting. I read that Kelly's script involves a NASA laboratory, so maybe it involves the government somehow, or maybe Kelly's fascination with space-time. This could be a pretty interesting film considering the material (Richard Matheson) and the screenwriter/director (Richard Kelly).
April 8, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST
Compare that with Darko's publicity art. Shame as I'm sure this project will get Kelly back on track if word on the script (which is drawn from a Richard Matheson novella)is anything to go by.
April 8, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST
***Possible minor Spoilers*** (although anyone who wants to find the story doesn't have to look too hard)<br>I still reference that story - I loved the play on words, how the same thing can mean very different things, depending on the context. I think this film's 2nd act will end where the Twilight Zone episode ended, the 3rd act being the couple freaked out and trying to get the box back. But that's just my guess on how to stretch this short story into a feature film.
April 8, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST
and this poster doesn't make me want to care. So maybe it is a bit crap. Either way the sounds like a good title for a classy porno movie... ahem
April 8, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST
Other than the Mask, has she done anything worthwhile? Pretty weak casting.
April 8, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST
She is freinds with Drew 'I'm sober...I just drink champagne' Barrymore. They made CHARLIES ANGELES together. She dated Justin. How can you be so cold?
April 8, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST
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April 8, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST
Oh? The Box? Yeah, I saw the poster..... yeah... 5 more minutes, mom... ZZZZzzzzz
April 9, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST
by Iowa Snot Client
Makes as much sense here.
April 11, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST
Box, The Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-A-Bye, Around about the wondrous days of yore, They came across a kind of box Bound up with chains and locked with locks And labeled "Kindly do not touch; it's war."<p> A decree was issued round about, and all with a flourish and a shout And a gaily colored mascot tripping lightly on before. Don't fiddle with this deadly box,Or break the chains, or pick the locks. And please don't ever play about with war.<p> The children understood. Children happen to be good And they were just as good around the time of yore. They didn't try to pick the locksOr break into that deadly box. They never tried to play about with war. Mommies didn't either; sisters, aunts, grannies neither 'Cause they were quiet, and sweet, and pretty In those wondrous days of yore.<p> Well, very much the same as now, And not the ones to blame somehow For opening up that deadly box of war. But someone did. Someone battered in the lid And spilled the insides out across the floor.<p> A kind of bouncy, bumpy ball made up of guns and flags And all the tears, and horror, and death that comes with war. It bounced right out and went bashing all about, Bumping into everything in store.And what was sad and most unfair Was that it didn't really seem to care Much who it bumped, or why, or what, or for.<p> It bumped the children mainly. And I'll tell you this quite plainly, It bumps them every day and more, and more, And leaves them dead, and burned, and dying Thousands of them sick and crying. 'Cause when it bumps, it's really very sore. Now there's a way to stop the ball. It isn't difficult at all. All it takes is wisdom, and I'm absolutely sure That we can get it back into the box,And bind the chains, and lock the locks. But no one seems to want to save the children anymore.<p> Well, that's the way it all appears, 'cause it's been bouncing round for years and years In spite of all the wisdom wizzed since those wondrous days of yore And the time they came across the box, Bound up with chains and locked with locks, And labeled "Kindly do not touch; it's war."<p> Lascelles Abercrombie
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