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Creepy 'what's in the box' ending to 'Se7en' was an accident

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NewsHubWhat’s in the box? There was almost no box.
If you’ve seen “Se7en,” you know how chilling the final scene is. The unimaginable ending made Brad Pitt’s “What’s in the box? ” line infamous, thanks to a creepy special delivery his detective character receives.
Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker told The Hollywood Reporter the ending made it into the film by accident. Original director Jeremiah S. Chechik (“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”) told Walker to rewrite the script with the Gwyneth-Paltrow’s-head-in-the-box scene taken out.
But when David Fincher was brought on to direct, Walker said New Line accidentally sent Fincher the head scene, and he refused to make the film without it.

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