Sandra Bullock is set to star and Oscar-winning Danish helmer Susanne Bier is slated to direct the post-apocalyptic thriller “Bird Box” for Netflix.
Eric Heisserer (“Arrival”) penned the script based on Josh Malerman’s 2013 near future-set novel in which a mother and her two young children are among a small group of survivors after a mysterious alien force has driven the world’s population to deadly violence.
The three must make their way on a terrifying 20-mile rowboat journey while blindfolded, with nothing to rely on but the mother’s wits and the children’s trained ears.
The project was previously setup at Bluegrass Films, but moved to Netflix when Bluegrass’ Scott Stuber took over as film czar at Netflix. Dylan Clark, Chris Morgan and Clayton Townsend will produce and filming aims to begin next month.