Going about his normal routine, Ryan Telnifer stumbles across a mysterious box that is buried in the property behind his house. At first, he is intrigued by this strange discovery, but he quickly loses interest when he is unable to get past its padlock to explore the contents. He puts the box aside and continues with his life, until later that day, when he is contacted through the Internet by a stranger who uses the screen name "very_little_time". This stranger seems to know everything about him and everything about the box. Disturbed by this, Telnifer makes it his mission to open the box, and he is soon pulled into a strange circle of events which threatens his life. Who can he trust? Who is this stranger? What exactly is in the box? How does he make all of this stop? He must find these answers and he must do it all with... very_little_time
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways.
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.