Thompson on Hollywood

You tell me.

Richard Kelly has gone from Donnie Darko to the execrable Southland Tales to studio movie The Box. The thriller stars Cameron Diaz and James Marsden as a suburban couple with a young kid who receive a wooden box. Frank Langella drops by to tell them they can win $1 million by pushing a button--but they should know someone else will die if they do. It's based on the Richard Matheson short story, “Button, Button."

I was unimpressed by the footage Warners screened at Comic-Con. The trailer is below. What do you think? Early word on the street is pretty negative. We will see: