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‘MAMA’ Director Heads Down River For ‘BIRD BOX’


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


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Author: Michael Haffner View all posts by
Somewhere between growing up on a steady diet of Saturday morning trips to the local comic-book shop, collecting an unhealthy amount of action figures, and frequent viewings of Ray Harryhausen and Hammer Horror films, came forth a nerdy boy that was torn between journalism and the arts. In high school, Michael found himself writing a movie column for the school newspaper. Yet, he went on to get a BFA in Studio Art at Webster University. When not writing about films, you can still find him discussing classic horror, collecting action figures, and reading Batman. Clearly, not much has changed.