With a hit horror film under his belt, Mama director Andy Muschietti (pictured left with Guillermo del Toro) has lined up another project. According to THR, he is attaching himself to Bird Box, based on a manuscript by Josh Malerman. Universal snatched up the rights to the story which will be published by HarperCollins’ Ecco imprint in 2014.
Malerman is best known for being the frontman of the band The High Strung.
Bird Box, per Publisher’s Weekly, concerns “a blindfolded threesome comprised of a woman and two children who make their way down a river in a seemingly postapocalyptic setting.” The film is being described as Children of Men meets The Others.
A search for a writer or writers to adapt the story is underway.