Screenwriter Chris Sparling made a name for himself with the one-man, one- location script Buried, which landed on the Black List, an industry. The latest Tweets from Chris Sparling (@chrissparling). Screenwriter (BURIED, ATM, THE SEA OF TREES, THE WARNING*, DOWN A DARK HALL*). Chris SparlingVerified account. @chrissparling. Screenwriter (BURIED, ATM, THE SEA OF TREES, THE WARNING*, DOWN A DARK HALL*).

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The film was released to video on demand services such as Comcast and Zune on March 6, Posted on Monday, February 15th, by Peter Sciretta. Details after the jump. All names, trademarks and images are copyright their respective owners.

Relentless, the hooded man sends the security guard’s car into David’s car, which slams into the booth and spagling it down. During the car ride at midnight, Corey forces David to stop at a local ATM booth, needing to withdraw cash to buy pizza at a restaurant. Angered, David improvises spzrling Molotov cocktail and throws it at the hooded killer, but the figure he sets ablaze turns out to be the dead security guard in a parka coat.

David, Emily and Corey are freezing when a security guard Ernesto Griffith locates them. Retrieved January 14, You can help by adding to it. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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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. Does the story take place entirely at an ATM machine? Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay. He uses this to escape to his car, where he finds out that wires are severed, and the car cannot start.


Retrieved from ” https: David attempts to call but is attacked by the pursuing figure. When a man with a similar coat abruptly enters the booth, he is overpowered and killed by David and Corey, but is revealed to be only an innocent janitor. Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Buried’ sold to Lionsgate. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Frustrated, Corey takes the janitor’s coat and leaves, but gets caught and stabbed by the hooded man, and seemingly killed. This section needs expansion. Reluctantly, David also agrees to drive home his other co-worker Corey Thompson Josh Peckwho accompanies them.

The rest of the story is set primarily in the ATM cgris, and never leaves the supermarket parking lot.

The killer has also planted other evidence against David. Views Read Edit View history. In cnris final scene of the film, the hooded man, whose face is still unseen, returns to his headquarters, where he begins to map out similar attacks on a mini-mart, a farm house, and other ATMs.

Trying to attract assistance, Emily then uses her lipstick to write “HELP” on the booth’s window, as the hooded figure tidies the scene outside.

The hooded man then blocks the booth door with David’s car and tries to freeze them to death, by filling the booth with cold water. Filming began September in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Affiliate links used when available. Corey eventually dies of blood loss and hypothermia. He accidentally drops the phone as he escapes. It is the middle of the night, and all that surrounds them is cold and darkness. This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat The killer among the crowd spies on David and leaves the scene.

He gave me some more details about what happens during the story, but I would chrs not print any spoilers.


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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. They panic and Corey suggests they return to the car, but David and Emily suspect the figure to be a robber.

When the guard tries to call the cops, the hooded man beats him to death using a tire iron from David’s car trunk, leaving the three witnesses in shock.

A couple weeks ago it was reported that screenwriter Chris Sparling second sparlinv screenplay ATM is being fast tracked into production, with producer Peter Safran. Retrieved from ” https: Illumination Ink All names, trademarks and images are copyright their respective owners.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Apparently, this is where the fun starts — about 15 or 20 minutes into the story. After several curis, David and Emily realize Corey is still alive. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Web design by Pro Blog Design. They retrieve him from outside, sparlihg managing to return to the booth before the hooded man can get to them. As David is driven away, he sees many unknown figures wearing parka coats in the crowd at the crime scene.

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The hour ATM is located in a remote area of the barren supermarket parking lot, in a not-so-great neighborhood. What is it about?

Hawkeye says that people are describing it as Phone Booth meets Frozen.