Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
This Week at NASA has some cool (possibly spoilerish) behind the scenes set footage from Richard Kelly‘s The Box. Kelly shot on location at Langley for the last week of filming. Watch the footage in the player below.
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“In the footage you will see brief glimpses of some of the (very large) sets constructed for the film in the large-scale wind tunnel, which has never been used in a motion-picture… until now!” says Kelly.
You can also read more about one of the sets, NASA’s oldest operating wind tunnel, which was officially de-commissioned in 1995, on NASA.gov. Seems to me like there are some very strange locations for a sci-fi film which starts off so very simple. Looks like we know so little about the whole story. Speaking of the story, the first official plot synopsis can be found below.
Based on the short story by Richard Matheson, “The Box” stars Cameron Diaz as Norma Lewis and James Marsden as Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child who receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger, played by Frank Langella, delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world…someone they don’t know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the crosshairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.