Malorie (film adaptation - Bird Box sequel)


"Before it became a Netflix film, Bird Box was a novel written by Josh Malerman, published back in 2014. The bookís sequel, Malorie, is now headed our way on July 21st, 2020.

Chatting with Inverse this week, Malerman teased: ďI canít say much, but I can say that it is in development. Sometimes itís weird, all this secrecy, but Iím game.Ē

Hereís the full plot rundown for Malorie (the book):

Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence.

There remains no explanation. No solution.

All Malorie can do is surviveóand impart her fierce will to do so on her children. Donít get lazy, she tells them. Donít take off your blindfold. AND DONíT LOOK.

But then comes what feels like impossible news. And with it, the first time Malorie has allowed herself to hope. Someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive.

Malorie has already lost so much: her sister, a house full of people who meant everything, and any chance at an ordinary life. But getting her life back means returning to a world full of unknowable horrorsóand risking the lives of her children again.

Because the creatures are not the only thing Malorie fears: There are the people who claim to have caught and experimented on the creatures. Murmerings of monstrous inventions and dangerous new ideas. And rumors that the creatures themselves have changed into something even more frightening.

Malorie has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more."

I can't imagine too many people are anxious to revisit this world....I thought Bird Box was fine, but it seems pretty senseless to carry it on.