Burning questions were left in the mouths of everyone who watch Netflix’s adaptation of the book in a story that was essentially “Imagine if Boggarts from Harry Potter were real but if you saw one, you’d be so scared that you committed suicide…”
The film followed Sandra Bullock, who plays Malorie, a mother of two who has to deal with looking after her sprogs in a world where, if you see the monsters in this post-apocalyptic setting, you pretty much die.
The plot comes courtesy of a 2014 novel by Josh Malerman, who recently revealed that he has a sequel to be released in October this year.
Set eight years after the first story, in this tale, we’ll get to know Malorie better, as well as the nefarious monsters that plague the world.
Malerman has told Esquire:
“In the time between Bird Box coming out and the time since I’ve been writing Malorie, I’ve been asked a ton of times: people want to know what happened with Boy and Girl.
But as much as I care about Boy and Girl, this isn’t their story.
The Bird Box world is Malorie’s story, and I wanted to know more about her. I wanted to get to know her even better.
At the end of the movie, I turned to my girl Allison and said, ‘I want to know what happens next!’ and she’s like, ‘Well, you know, you could make that happen,’ so it really was this warm feeling.”
I know this is very exciting and everything but at the end of the day, this is a book and even if Netflix decide that they want to adapt it for a sequel, that would take at least another two years from this October, so if you’re not into reading (I’m not sure what you’re doing here), it’s not quite the sequel you were after.
That’s life though, isn’t it?
It’s like the whole monkey paw thing; “I wish for a sequel to Bird Box…” “Haha… yeah alright *winks at camera*”
Be specific with your wishes, people.
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