This film came out of Sundance with a pretty positive buzz, and the release of the poster caused people to lie down and take notice.

Now there’s a teaser trailer out in the wild and I’m very happy to place it here for your enjoyment.

As high concept as they come Rodrigo Cortes’ film Buried places Ryan Reynolds in a box for almost the entire running time, with only a phone and a limited air supply for company.

Official synopsis time:

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

Buried stars Robert Paterson, José Luis García Pérez, Stephen Tobolowsky and Samantha Mathis alongside Mr Reynolds, and this trailer is careful about what it reveals. And as an aside do check out Stephen Tobolowsky’s excellent podcast The Tobolowsky Files.