Bird Box Author Says A Sequel Is On The Way
Viewers had so many unanswered questions when they got to the end of Bird Box on Netflix.
The film stars Sandra Bullock, who plays Malorie, a mother-of-two experiencing the inevitable difficulties of living in a post-apocalyptic world. Basically the idea is that supernatural entities take the appearance of their victims' worst fears, regrets and losses, causing them to die by suicide. Sounds delightful, right?
The drama is based on a 2014 novel by Josh Malerman.
Well, according to Malerman, we might soon have some closure on those burning questions as he's announced a sequel will be released in October this year. It will start eight years after the first story ended and we'll apparently get to know Malorie and the monsters better.
Malerman has told Esquire: "In the time between Bird Box coming out and the time since I've been writing Malorie, I've been asked a ton of times: people want to know what happened with Boy and Girl.
"But as much as I care about Boy and Girl, this isn't their story.
"The Bird Box world is Malorie's story, and I wanted to know more about her. I wanted to get to know her even better.
"At the end of the movie, I turned to my girl Allison and said, 'I want to know what happens next!' and she's like, 'Well, you know, you could make that happen,' so it really was this warm feeling."
This will be music to some people's ears as many wanted to know what happens next, but others were much more interested in some of the smaller characters.
One person wrote on Twitter: "Bird Box had potential but it left so much unanswered. What happened to Lucy and Machine Gun Kelly? Why were mentally ill people able to see? How did the school manage to survive all that time? How did they survive for 5 years with TWO babies? WHAT ARE THE CREATURES?!??"
Another joked: "The real question I have is, how did Tom maintain a sharp hairline with clean waves five years throughout the apocalypse?"
And a third added: "My question is how in the hell did Sandra's birds survive when they fell out of the boat? Nobody trying to save some birds over themselves."
The Netflix movie sparked the 'Bird Box Challenge' where people tried to complete tasks using a blindfold - safe to say that it ended up being seriously risky.
Let's hope the streaming service gets the sequel into production quickly so we can lap it up all over again.
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