Warner Brothers has debuted the first trailer on AOL for Richard Kelly’s The Box starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, and Frank Langella.
One wonders how much good will Kelly still has in the bank leftover from Donnie Darko considering that Southland Tales is regarded by many as a festering turd of unwatchability.
Anyway, Kelly’s working with a good suspense story, the basic premise of which is given in the trailer, and an excellent cast. Marsden is on the verge of going from underrated scene stealer to star.
Randomly, the story reminded me of W.W. Jacob’s short story “The Monkey Paw,” which was about a talisman given to a couple and granted them three wishes. The wishes turned out to be not what they expected and the final wish was to undo all their wishes.