'Mama' Director Taking on Post-Apocalyptic 'Bird Box' Adaptation

February 27, 2013
Source: Heat Vision

Andrés Muschietti

After hearing that Universal was considering a franchise sprouting from the fantasy horror film Mama, the studio is getting back in business with director Andrés Muschietti for a post-apocalyptic drama called Bird Box. Universal snagged the rights to a manuscript written by Josh Malerman, the frontman of a rock group called The High Strung. The story is slated to be published as a book sometime in 2014 after it was purchased at auction by HarperCollins' arm Ecco for six figures. It sounds like this is quite the coveted drama, but what's the story even about? Details are sparse, but the basic logline is available. More below!

Heat Vision lists Publisher's Weekly story description as "a blindfolded threesome comprised of a woman and two children who make their way down a river in a seemingly postapocalyptic setting.” Do they remain blindfolded the entire time to add suspense? That would be interesting since the audience would know potentially dangerous things coming before or as the main characters figure them out. The bigger question is why are they blindfolded. Either way, the film is said to have flares of Children of Men and The Others, so in the hands of the director of Mama, this should be something worth checking out. Stay tuned.

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