Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth Jason Reitman Calls ‘Labor Day’ "A Misguided Effort" Jason Reitman Calls ‘Labor Day’ "A Misguided Effort" David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ TIFF Review: Liv Ullmann’s ‘Miss Julie’ Starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell & Samantha Morton TIFF Review: Liv Ullmann’s ‘Miss Julie’ Starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell & Samantha Morton Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 1 Recap: “Golden Days For Boys & Girls” Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 1 Recap: “Golden Days For Boys & Girls” Box-Office: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Leads Slowest Weekend Of The Year & Surpasses ‘Iron Man’ & ‘Man Of Steel’ Box-Office: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Leads Slowest Weekend Of The Year & Surpasses ‘Iron Man’ & ‘Man Of Steel’ TIFF Review: Tom McCarthy's 'The Cobbler' Starring Adam Sandler TIFF Review: Tom McCarthy's 'The Cobbler' Starring Adam Sandler TIFF Review: Kevin Smith's Horror Story 'Tusk,' Starring Justin Long, Michael Parks & Johnny Depp TIFF Review: Kevin Smith's Horror Story 'Tusk,' Starring Justin Long, Michael Parks & Johnny Depp TIFF Review: Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young' Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver & Amanda Seyfried TIFF Review: Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young' Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver & Amanda Seyfried TIFF Review: Dan Gilroy’s ‘Nightcrawler’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Rene Russo TIFF Review: Dan Gilroy’s ‘Nightcrawler’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Rene Russo TIFF Review: ‘The Drop’ Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace & James Gandolfini TIFF Review: ‘The Drop’ Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace & James Gandolfini 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Star Margot Robbie Circling Live-Action 'Ghost In The Shell' Remake 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Star Margot Robbie Circling Live-Action 'Ghost In The Shell' Remake The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

'Mama' Director Andy Muschietti To Helm Post-Apocalyptic 'Bird Box'

Indiewire By India Ross | Indiewire February 27, 2013 at 12:42PM

Just when you thought that unfortunate cliff-top finale would be the last you’d hear of “Mama” (subsequent sleepless nights and visions of her creeping up on you in the bathroom notwithstanding), her director Andy Muschietti has swiftly caught a rebound deal after the surprise profitability of the Guillermo del Toro-produced project (which has already prompted talk of a sequel).
0
Andy Muschietti

Just when you thought that unfortunate cliff-top finale would be the last you’d hear of “Mama” (subsequent sleepless nights and visions of her creeping up on you in the bathroom notwithstanding), her director Andy Muschietti has swiftly caught a rebound deal after the surprise profitability of the Guillermo del Toro-produced project (which has already prompted talk of a sequel).

To quote Publisher’s Weekly, it will be a narrative of “a blindfolded threesome” – not what you’re thinking – “comprised of a woman and two children who make their way down a river in a seemingly post-apocalyptic setting.” It is purported to recall “The Others” and “Children of Men”, and, judging by its casual dystopian matriarchy, perhaps “Mama” itself. The cryptically-titled “Bird Box”, to which Universal has bought the rights with Muschietti in negotiations to direct, will list Scott Stuber, Chris Morgan and Barbara Muschietti as producers, while the search for screenwriters remains ongoing.

The first novel of guitarist Josh Malerman, “Bird Box” represents an impressive straddling of creative lanes. Completing the rock star/literary star double remains an ever-tantalizing but usually (unless you are Bob Dylan) misguided ambition. The frontman of The High Strung, a niche guitar band formed in a pre-“Girls” Brooklyn -- whose rock credentials were infamously secured upon dumping a tour bus on the steps of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame – Malerman has also reached a six-figure publishing deal for 2014 with Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins. With no specific release date for the picture to hand, we can take a breath after “Mama”, and give our fingernails a much-needed time-out. [THR]

This article is related to: Andy Muschietti, Bird Box

E-Mail Updates


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.