Spanish director Rodrigo Cortes’ new Hitchcockian thriller Buried stars Ryan Reynolds as an abducted American citizen in Iraq who is buried alive in a coffin with nothing more than a lighter, a knife, and a mobile phone. The film was shot in Barcelona for $3 million and features Reynolds as the only actor onscreen.
Peep the new trailer:
Is it me or does the woman who answers Reynold’s call sound exactly like the type of unhelpful asshat hired by AOL? Well, at least it wasn’t outsourced to India.
Cortes, a self-described Hitchcock fanatic, has garnered international acclaim for his stylish and outside-the-box filmmaking, winning awards for his 2001 short 15 Dias—which starred 100 actors in 200 locations—and 2007’s Concursante. Cortes’ next project is the paranormal thriller Red Lights.
Lionsgate picked up the North American distribution rights to Buried at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for $4 million.