Netflix just released the first trailer for Bird Box, directed by Academy Award winner Susanne Bier, known for the Oscar-nominated “After the Wedding” (which introduced much of the world to Mads Mikkelsen).
“Bird Box” is based on an post-apocalyptic book and centers on a woman and a pair of children who are blindfolded and make their way through a dystopian setting along a river.
Here’s 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. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.
“Bird Box” stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich. Another plus, it was written by Eric Heisserer who penned the excellent sci-fi film “Arrival.”
“Bird Box” is available on Netflix and in select theatres on December 21, but will premiere at AFI in November first.