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Comic-Con 2009: The Box Panel Impressions

thebox-072409Director Richard Kelly was joined by cast stars Cameron Diaz and James Marsden during the panel for WB’s The Box.  Here are some highlights from the panel [All impressions courtesy sourced site(s)]:

  • Roughly four minutes of footage from the film were played and one key takeaway is that the footage gives you a much better sense of the film than the previously released trailer.
  • ComingSoon.net has a quick rundown of the footage that was presented.
  • Some excellent CGI work is evident right away: “We then see the footage and the trailer doesn’t prepare you for Frank Langella’s creepy Mr. Arlington. He’s kind of missing part of his face. It’s really horrific and hard to look at which means it works brilliantly. It’s another example of how once again the blending of CGI and practical effects in the field of make-up has yielded some really impressive results.” [Collider]
  • The three described the film as a blend of Kubrick and Hitchcock.
  • Richard Kelly: The film is set in 1976 and is tied to “very specific circumstances that happened at NASA in Virginia” of that year. [/Film]

For complete accounts of the panel, check the source sites: ComingSoon.net, Collider and /Film

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