Netflix has spent the past few years upping its content game with its own original programming. In the beginning it was mostly original series that they'd spend months making for folks to binge watch in a day, but recently they've nudged themselves over into the film direction as well. On the movie front, they've started snagging big-name celebs to help sell their straight-to-stream fare, and it looks like Sandra Bullock is the newest addition to that list.
Bird Box will head to Netflix at a currently undisclosed date (presumably because we've all just heard of it) and is to be helmed by Susanne Bier (The Night Manager), and written by Eric Heisserer (Arrival). The movie is based on a novel by Josh Malerman, and focuses on a mother and her two children in a post-apocalyptic world. In this not-so-distant future, some mysterious (alien?) force has led humanity to start killing itself off. This mess somehow leads to Bullock's character and her two children travelling twenty miles in a rowboat while blindfolded, which doesn't sound very fun when people are killing each other.
The premise may sound a bit odd, but the team behind it is stellar enough that it's worth some attention while we continue to learn more. What do you think? Are you ready for another murder romp through another post-apocalyptic death-land?