It's hard to quantify just how successful Netflix's surprise horror hit, Bird Box, really is. Again, the name of the movie is "Bird Box" and there are two birds in a box, and as Malorie and the others come to learn, the birds serve as a proverbial warning system of when these beings are in the area. Within a week of being released, over 45 million accounts had watched Bird Box - the strongest seven days ever for a Netflix film.
If you haven't seen Bird Box, the latest global movie phenomenon from Netflix, then congratulations, you must be the last person in America.
"We had the unique pleasure of designing a creepy makeup for the film, although the scene ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor", Bergholtz wrote in an Instagram post accompanying designs of the monster. Keep in mind, the fatal "vision" that each character saw would most likely be different for each person (you'll understand if you've seen the film), and this makeup appeared in a cut "dream/nightmare sequence" with Sandra Bullock's character. The actress described the monster as "a green man with a horrific baby face", which isn't far off from the photos below. He also dispelled previous reports that said the monsters would look like a "snake-like green man, clarifying that an actor in a spandex green-screen suit was meant to be a giant CGI creature with a monstrous body to be added later".
In the film, Sandra Bullock's character and her two children wear blindfolds to protect themselves against an unseen evil force that causes people to die. "Everything from the neck down was meant to be a giant CGI creature/body added later". Heisserer said he was encouraged by the studio to write a scene showing the monster, but knew it wasn't going to work. I sculpted at least 3 or 4 variations on the design before it was approved, which began as a more aggressive, monstery look and was revised to be a bit more subtle in the end. A direct sequel seems like the obvious route, but I think Netflix will likely go in a different direction. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a risky journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. "Still a fun project to be a part of".