Netflix’s 2018 hit film ‘Bird Box,’ starring Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock, soared to the summit of the streaming giant’s record books and remains its most viewed original movie of all-time.
Now, according to the author who penned the book ‘Bird’ was birthed from, the platform is set to hatch a follow-up.
Taking to Inverse.com, Josh Malerman – the mastermind behind ‘Bird Box’ (the book) – not only revealed part 2 of the book will hit shelves in the coming weeks to pick up where the movie left off but also that a sequel to the film will be adapted from it.
The long-awaited sequel to Bird Box (the book, not the movie) is coming out on July 21. Titled Malorie after the character Sandra Bullock brought to life on Netflix screens around the world, the new novel picks up where the original book/movie left off, meaning fans of the film should be able to jump right into the sequel novel.
“Malorie opens at the school for the blind, which is where the movie ends,” Malerman says. “Then it jumps a few years later, and it really takes off 10 years after that.”
Later in the chat, Malerman said:
He adds that a sequel movie is already in the works, though for now, the details surrounding it are as secret as the unseen monsters that haunt his story.
“I can’t say much, but I can say that it is in development,” Malerman says. “Sometimes it’s weird, all this secrecy, but I’m game.”
As of time reported it has not been confirmed if Bullock will reprise her role as the movie’s central character.