Netflix movies feel like a dime a dozen, but every once and a while, a flick comes to the streaming service and transcends all other material. It pops right into the zeitgeist, giving us memes and other little treats that make it impossible to ignore. That was the case with the Sandra Bullock sci-fi vehicle Bird Box, based on the book of the same name by writer Josh Malerman.
The 2018 film was a huge one for Netflix, wracking in 26 million views in its first week of release alone. With that kind of success, a sequel seemed inevitable. Now, it appears there is indeed a follow-up in the works, according to Malerman. He just penned a sequel novel, Malorie, that comes out soon, and in an interview with Inverse, the rockstar-turned-writer said of the film adaptation: “I can’t say much, but I can say that it is in development. Sometimes it’s weird, all this secrecy, but I’m game.”
The original Bird Box follows a woman named Malorie, played by Sandra Bullock, who finds out she’s pregnant the same day as an apocalyptic events occurs. An unseen force arrives and drives anyone who looks upon it to the brink of insanity, tearing apart Malorie’s reality and placing an added burden on her pregnancy. The film jumps around in time and puts the audience into extremely anxiety-inducing situations. The use of blindfolds and some of the quotes really popped out, making the film an instant meme minefield, for reasons we’re still trying to decode.
Malerman didn’t offer much else about the adaptation, but we have to imagine it’ll be another Netflix production. And, spoiler alert, it’s likely Sandra Bullock will return as her character is one of the only survivors at the end of the first Bird Box. The ending conjures up a world of possibilities for the sequel, and we’re excited to see the direction Malerman takes. We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.
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