The Box is an upcoming thriller movie adapted from Richard Matheson’s short story Button, Button. The film is directed by Richard Kelly and is starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella. You may watch here below the first official movie trailer of The Box:
An ordinary family whose dreams are slipping away
But tonight everything will change
From the director of Donnie Darko
“A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who open it and become instantly wealthy. Little do they realize that opening the box also kills someone they do not know …”
This movie is not the first adaptation of Richard Matheson’s short story. It was also the plot of an episode of the television series The New Twilight Zone (second segment of the twentieth episode from the first season, 1985-1986):
Judging from the trailer of the new version I’m not sure Cameron Diaz looks mean and greedy enough for the part… But well, maybe Director Richard Matheson is playing on this in the movie The Box.