Exclusive Debut: First Teaser Poster for Ryan Reynolds' Buried
by Alex Billington
April 26, 2010
We're proud to exclusively debut this first official teaser poster for Rodrigo Cortés' Buried starring Ryan Reynolds and only Ryan Reynolds trapped inside of a coffin, buried alive, in the middle of the desert. After its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Lionsgate bought Buried and is bringing it to theaters in October. This is their first official teaser poster for the movie and they've decided to take a very bold step in marketing by showing nothing but Reynolds buried alive and that's it. I actually think it's a gorgeous poster that's very striking. It's a good way to introduce audiences to the film (especially if they've never heard of it).
Click on the teaser poster below to download a very high resolution version. More info on the film below.
As mentioned on the poster, Lionsgate has also launched the official website: ExperienceBuried.com.
Buried is directed by Spanish filmmaker Rodrigo Cortés, of films 15 Days, The Contestant, and Dirt Devil. The script was written by first-time writer Chris Sparling. This was one of my favorite films from Sundance (read my review) and I can't wait for everyone else to be able to experience, too! Buried arrives in October.
Synopsis: Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time- fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.
Reader Feedback - 25 Comments
Makes me feel claustrophobic..good job!
Wes on Apr 26, 2010
one of the best posters iv seen this year
ozzie memz on Apr 26, 2010
Yeah very good poster...makes you feel so hopeless.
Cody w on Apr 26, 2010
Fantastic poster. Definitely eye-grabbing, because at first you think it's blank!
Emma on Apr 26, 2010
absolutely beautiful poster. wonderful design. i will be seeing this as soon as possible no doubt.
sjophotography on Apr 26, 2010
Great poster alex...totally...great concept...not too original but efective..congrats
Sakyo on Apr 26, 2010
I can't believe this movie was executed so well. I thought for sure I was walking into a gimmick, but still knew I had to see it... I was definitely wrong about the gimmick part, and was surprised at how engaging the film was from start to end. I was also pleased that they stuck to the script, and hope that there are no alterations when released theatrically. Awesome Poster.
Knawx on Apr 26, 2010
I love it! Quiet, dark and open.
Angry Chief on Apr 26, 2010
Shibi. So awesome it makes me say Holy Schnikes.
Xerxex on Apr 26, 2010
I love it accept for the horrible typeface.
SillySil on Apr 26, 2010
Amazing poster. I have to agree that it's one of the best posters of the year.
Scrotie McBoogerballs on Apr 26, 2010
read the script best ive ever read so good kant wait till i see the movie oh does any 1 know wat its reated pg, pg 13 or R
jason on Apr 26, 2010
Calling Oscar noms now. Best Actor = Reynolds; Best Original Screenplay = Sparling; Best Director = Cortes. Maybe even a chance at Best Picture for the film, but that might be a long shot.
Dan Lester on Apr 26, 2010
damn, nice.........wow, so emo right now all of a sudden
lego on Apr 26, 2010
Looks crap. For gods sake, why would anyone want to watch Ryan Reynolds in a coffin for 2 hours?
kLO on Apr 26, 2010
Cool. Wiould been more effective though if you could tell the coffin is underground.
ryderup on Apr 26, 2010
Cool poster, but why does he have a lighter on? That's a terrible idea.
RC on Apr 26, 2010
Nick Sears on Apr 27, 2010
This is a good poster for Buried there isn't a lot in it but that why its so good it gives the feeling that he is all alone and scared for is own life.
Cineprog on Apr 27, 2010
No doubt they are trying to find a way to justify doing this in 3D ...
Hattori Hanzo on Apr 27, 2010
@10: The typeface fits actually, there is nothing outside of the coffin, nothing but darkness so they would need a typeface that fits that theme, very minimalistic. If they used an eye catching typeface it would have drawn my eye and completely ruined what they were trying to do with the poster. Eyes on coffin first, then the mass of black space and THEN the website. Love it. It just makes me feel... closed in, can't help but stare at Reynolds and that makes the blackness even deeper.
Hedgehog on Apr 27, 2010
Now this is what I call an incredibly effective use of negative space!
Cheryl Savala on Apr 27, 2010
wow... this poster was excellent. lol
Aimee on Apr 27, 2010
awesome poster, perfect
dRailer on Apr 27, 2010
Beautiful!....Yeah, just that! 😛
AgentMcQueen on Apr 28, 2010
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