Richard Kelly Opens Up His “Box”

Richard Kelly has updated his Myspace Blog and given a bunch of updates on his next film. Also, the first poster has gone online at Quiet Earth:

* WB is releasing the film on October 30, 2009. The release date has been shuffling around a bit, but this is common with studios, and everyone feels like this is the best date for the film.

* The film is completely finished. Principal photography was completed in March 2008, and it was officially delivered to WB right before Christmas 2008. A March 2009 release was briefly considered, but a Fall 2009 release was always a better fit.

* We shot in Massachusetts and Virginia. The film takes place predominantly in Virginia, 1976.

* The running time is 1 hour 55 minutes long including end credits.

* The film was digitally photographed using the Panavision Genesis camera. In my audio commentary on Tony Scott’s Domino, I mentioned that I would never shoot a 1970s period piece using a digital camera. My position on this changed when I saw David Fincher’s extraordinary Zodiac. It can be done.

* There is more than 300 visual effects shots, which required eight months of post-production. The digital work-flow of the Genesis was essential to completing these visual effects properly.

* Win Butler, Regine Chassagne (of Arcade Fire) and Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy, frequent collaborator with Arcade Fire) recorded more than 80 minutes of score for the film.

* Here is a list of artists whose songs appear in the film: GRATEFUL DEAD, DEREK & THE DOMINOS, WILSON PICKETT, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, SCOTT WALKER

* The official website for the film is www.thebox-movie.com – it will unveil sometime this summer.

* This is my most personal film to date, and I’m very proud of how it turned out.