Mama director Andy Muschietti, who looks like he could be a character in his own movie, is currently in negotiations to helm Universal’s new post-apocalyptic offering Bird Box. Written by Josh Malerman the frontman and guitarist for the High Strung, Universal optioned the Bird Box manuscript even before the book hit shelves. The publishing date is set for 2014.
According to Publisher’s Weekly the story follows “a blindfolded threesome comprised of a woman and two children who make their way down a river in a seemingly postapocalyptic setting.” So, you know, it’s upbeat. Other sources compare the manuscript to Children of Men and The Others. No screenwriter is attached for the adaptation as of yet.
Watch Muschietti’s Mama short: