Rodrigo Cortes directed the Ryan Reynolds' contained thriller Buried, that took place entirely in a coffin in which Reynolds found himself buried alive. Interesting premise for a movie. Cortes’ next film will be Red Lights which currently has Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver attached to star. The film deals with a psychologist, Weaver, who studies paranormal activities that eventually leads her to a psychic, De Niro.
That’s it. That’s all you needed to know about this development. A bit of cute writing and clever word play would not have helped you enjoy that bit of news any more, would it? And yet, the writers at Variety thought it would be clever to throw in a few terrible puns like “De Niro, Weaver dig 'Buried' director” or “"Lights" turns on...” To make matters even worse, they use the word “skedded” when they meant to say “scheduled.” Come on, Variety writers. It’s bad enough that I can’t read your articles without you forcing me to pay for them. But if you want me to pay for terrible writing like that, no thanks. I know I’m not the world’s greatest writer out there but I don’t pretend to think people should pay for this stuff. But if you really get what you pay for and I have to pay for horrible puns like that? No thanks. I’ll take my free dick jokes any day of the week.
With that being said, I still wouldn’t mind being buried in Weaver’s box, if you know what I mean.