Netflix has released the first trailer for its feature-length adaptation of Josh Malerman’s post-apocalyptic novel Bird Box. Sandra Bullock plays Malorie, a survivor of a strange force that causes its victims to witness their greatest fears and then enact terrible violence. Seeking sanctuary with her two young children while avoiding whatever creatures are linked to certain death, she must lead them on the two-day journey… completely blindfolded.
Malerman’s novel got a lot of buzz for its chilling vision (pun unintended) of the future when it was published in 2014; the movie (adapted by Arrival screenwriter Eric Heisserer) seems equally atmospheric, showing us a brief glimpse of Malorie’s life before the world goes to hell. Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), and BD Wong also appear in the movie. Watch the trailer below:
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.
Bird Box premieres December 21 on Netflix.