Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger, 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 cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.
As I did a little Internet research The Box has a few promising possibilities. First, it is based upon the Richard Matheson short story “Button, Button.” Second, the film is directed by Richard Kelly, the writer responsible for the cult films Donnie Darko. Beyond this the film has already played at a film festival in Sweden and seems to have been well received. The Box opens November 6 in the U.S.