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Bird Box Sequel In Development According To Book’s Author

July 11, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Inverse, Bird Box author Josh Malerman revealed that a film version of his book Malorie, a sequel to the thriller, is in the works. The book arrives on July 21, 2020. Bird Box was a surprise hit for Netflix, debuting in 2018 with nearly 26 million viewers in its first week. Here are highlights:

On where his book begins: “Malorie opens at the school for the blind, which is where the movie ends. Then it jumps a few years later, and it really takes off 10 years after that.”

On a film adaptation: “I can’t say much, but I can say that it is in development. Sometimes it’s weird, all this secrecy, but I’m game.”

On if the movie had any impact on his sequel novel: “It took about the same amount of time. I was also aware that there was a possibility that Sandra Bullock wouldn’t be playing Malorie. When you first start writing novels, especially now, how do you not see them cinematically? We grew up on movies. So with Bird Box, I always saw it cinematically. It almost reads like stage directions. It felt the same writing Malorie, but I didn’t have Sandra Bullock in mind when I wrote the first one.”

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