The Weinstein Company (TWC) has closed major pre-sales on Richard Kelly's $30m horror project The Box with Cameron Diaz, which is set to begin shooting in Boston at the end of November.

Deals closed for the UK, Australia and New Zealand (Icon), South Korea (Eureka), Eastern Europe (EEAP), Greece (Odeon), the Middle East (Italia), and Switzerland (Ascot Elite).

'It's exciting to see the marketplace respond so quickly and strongly to a wonderfully crafted project,' TWC's international chief Glen Basner, who is selling overseas rights on behalf of behalf of Media Rights Capital (MRC), said.

MRC is handling North American rights on the story of a young woman who receives a mysterious box that determines the fate of strangers.