Richard Kelly and Jake Gyllenhaal at "Donnie Darko Director's Cut": Hollywood Premiere, on 15th July, 2004, Hollywood.
"Director Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) updated his official MySpace page with a few bits of information about his upcoming "The Box" film, as a way to clarify some things.
* WB is releasing the film on October 30th, 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.* 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". Source: www.worstpreviews.com