Netflix’s new trailer for the thriller Bird Box shows off new adrenaline-pumping scenes of Sandra Bullock attempting to lead her children to safety while being pursued by an unknown entity. The film required Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) to perform wearing a blindfold, something that affected the Oscar-winning actress’ approach to the role. “There’s one scene where I’m calling for Girl in the film while blindfolded, and I realized I would have to express so much through my voice because as actors we usually rely a lot on our eyes to tell the emotional story,” stated Bullock.
In addition to Sandra Bullock, the drama stars Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich.
Emmy Award-winner Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) directed from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer. Dylan Clark, Chris Morgan, and Clayton Townsend produced, and Bullock served as an executive producer.
Director Bier praised Bullock’s performance and commitment to the role, commenting that it came from the Oscar winner’s deeply personal feelings. “I think this role felt especially crucial to Sandra because it is about motherhood and she brings out a combination in Malorie of being vulnerable yet forceful, tough yet also sexy. At the end of the film, it was really hard editing her performance because I fell in love with every single take,” said Bier.
Bird Box will open in limited theatrical release on December 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London. The film will be released in additional theaters and on Netflix on December 21st. The MPAA’s given the film an R rating for violence, bloody images, language and brief sexuality.
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.