If you are a horror lover and consider yourself a fan of The Bird Box, which was released on Netflix in 2018, this news are definitely for you, as the book’s writer has confirmed his return, so keep reading for more details.
When we thought Bird Box was over, Netflix surprised us with news of an upcoming sequel for the movie. In an interview, the book’s writer, Josh Malerman, confirmed his return, as well as announcing that the movie will follow the same path as his next book: Malorie.
“Malorie starts off at the school for the blind, which is where the movie ends. It advances a couple of years and it will take place 12 years after the events of the first movie. I can’t say much, but I can say it’s in process. Sometimes it is weird all this secret, but I am willing”, Malerman said.
If we recalled, in the first Bird Box movie, the survivors of a post-apocalyptic world, should avoid being face to face with mysterious creatures that take the form of their worst fears and somehow, people can get hypnotized and being control by them.
That is why Malorie (Sandra Bullock) and her two children, seeing that there’s no hope, decide to go on a trip blindfolded by a river where they face terrible dangers. In the end, they manage to get to a school for the blind, which seems to be a safe haven.
Although there are not many details yet about the second part, a good option will be to look into the new book by Josh Malerman, which will be released on July 21st, 2020. In the synopsis, he relates that the story takes place 12 years later, when Malorie’s children are already teenagers.
Malorie finds out that there’s another community of survivors, and upon receiving a list with their names, she realizes that some of them are familiar, so she decides to take another journey that leads her to face many new dangers.
The Bird Box burst to become one of the most viewed movies on Netflix, after the first week of its release. It gained more than 45 million views among users and despite having negative reviews, it received a higher positive score. For the new sequel, it is estimated to get even higher numbers.
The sequel doesn’t have yet a trailer or a release date, this will depend on the platform and for them to start filming. However, fans are very happy about this good news, since they have expressed their interest on their social media about the upcoming movie.
No doubt this film of the horror genre is one to put on my list and to wait patiently for its release date. I definitely won’t miss it out and you shouldn’t either.