Chris Sparling, the writer of the new Sundance hit Buried -- starring Ryan Reynolds -- has a new movie coming out called ATM. Like Buried, this one will take place in a tight space, and a few juicy plot details have leaked, much to our delight.
Slash Film got the scoop on some very interesting plot points, and it sounds like ATM will be a lot like Buried, except with a few more people:
The three co-workers find themselves trapped in the ATM [booth], unable to escape as a large menacing man in a heavy hooded parka stands between them and their car. It is the middle of the night, and all that surrounds them is cold and darkness. To make matters worse, they find themselves without their cellphones or any way to call for help (one phone was left behind at the bar, one phone ran out of battery power, and the other phone is in the purse locked inside the car). Hawkeye says that people are describing it as Phone Booth meets Frozen.
Sparling is running the risk of becoming a one-hit wonder. Why would he want to write a movie about people trying to survive in a claustrophobic situation right after he made a movie about a guy trying to survive in a claustrophobic situation? The answer is: because he's going to be paid very well to do it.
David Brooks, a short film director (is that an actual title? every film student in the country is a short film director), is going to be the guy helming this project. This could have potential, but until people are able to see Buried it seems like enthusiasm for this project will be a little bit muted.
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