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Buried proved to be a fascinating filmmaking exercise for Rodrigo Cortés, with the first-time English feature director (pictured above right) impressively overcoming the limitations inherent in the premise through sheer stylistic virtuosity. If that’s what he can achieve with just a box, I can’t wait to see what he can do with a film like Red Lights, his psychological thriller that previously cast Sigourney Weaver as “a para-psychologist who attempts to debunk a very reputable psychic who has just returned to the limelight after 30 years.”

Opposite Weaver will be Robert De Niro, who’s been attached to star as the world-renowned psychic who finds himself being investigated by Weaver and her assistant. According to Cortés, the film is about “about how the brain does not give a true picture of reality.” Let’s review: two great actors, a director with tons of a potential, and a deeply intriguing premise. If Red Lights hasn’t already been on your radar, now’s the time to start taking note. [Variety]

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Buried director Rodrigo Cortés will next direct Sigourney Weaver in Red Lights, in which she’ll play Margaret Matheson, “a para-psychologist who attempts to debunk a very reputable psychic who has just returned to the limelight after 30 years.” What are the chances her character is named after author Richard Matheson? Pretty good. Cortés told Bloody Disgusting the film is “”about how the brain does not give a true picture of reality.”

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