Even though I wasn’t much of a fan of the recent horror blockbuster, there’s no doubting that Mama was a massive success. The film cost $15 million to make and has already managed to make more than $70 million domestically in just six weeks. That’s impressive to say the least. The Hollywood Reporter is now revealing that Andy Muschietti will be directing a project for Universal entitled Bird Box. It stems from a soon to be released book through Ecco (a Harper Collins imprint) written by Josh Malerman – who fronts the rock group The High Strung. The story is being described as a mix between The Others and Children of Men and centers around “a blindfolded threesome comprised of a woman and two children who make their way down a river in a seemingly post-apocalyptic setting.” Universal is now looking for screenwriters for the project. Muschietti was originally brought in for Mama after Guillermo del Toro discovered the director’s short film of the same name. It sounds like we might be seeing a lot more from this young horror director.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter