AceShowbiz - "Bird Box" manifests terror in the opposite way John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place" does. While the surviving family in the last spring horror hit has to relinquish their voice in order not to attract the monsters, Sandra Bullock's character Malorie and her children have to sacrifice their vision for their survival in the upcoming film.
The first trailer of the Netflix original movie shows the beginning of the apocalypse, when people suddenly appear to lose control of what they're doing and hurt themselves. A group of survivors gather in a house and someone informs the others that a mysterious creature takes the form of humans' biggest fear and drives them mad.
Trying to find a better place for her two children, Malorie embarks on a journey with her children blindfolded. Upon reaching a river, they face the wild streams and encounter the mysterious creature, ensuing a physical fight with the mother.
According to the official synopsis, "when a mysterious force decimates the world's population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded."
The movie reunites Bullock with her "Ocean's 8" co-star Sarah Paulson, who plays Shannon, Malorie's sister. Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich and Rosa Salazar also star in the thriller directed by Academy Award winner Susanne Bier.
Eric Heisserer writes the script based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman. It will have its world premiere at AFI Fest on November 12, before being released on December 21 by Netflix.