Vincenzo Natali cranked out CUBE at the ripe old age of 28, which he wrote with long time pal Andre Bijelic
and fellow Canadian Film Centre graduate Graeme Manson.
Perhaps the greatest feat of a movie like this is Natali?s use of only one room sized set for the entire film. Each
character: a cop, a math wiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man?have skills to help
them survive and solve the puzzle to make it to the outer shell of the cube, but in the end there can only be one who
makes it out. The part we liked best, well besides the use of prime numbers, was that each room was filled with
machines designed to kill you, from wires that would slice and dice you, to motion sensors that?ll set you on fire.
CUBE stars Nicole deBoer, Nicky Guadagni,
David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson and Maurice Dean Wint. For the Sci-Fi geek, David Hewlett
later went on to star in Stargate: Atlantis as Dr. Rodney McKay.
Side note: For those looking to cube-out on their own and have secret doors, you?re in luck. A company called
Hidden Doors is ready willing and able to install secret doors just about
anywhere in your house?seven captured strangers and torture devices not included.