Sandra Bullock bagged as the lead for a post-apocalyptic thriller 'Bird Box'

Sandra Bullock is set to star and Oscar-winning Danish helmer Susanne Bier is slated to direct the post-apocalyptic thriller “Bird Box” for Netflix.

Sandra Bullock Sandra Bullock bagged as the lead for a post-apocalyptic thriller 'Bird Box' Source : Press

According to the reports from the Hollywood Reporter, Sandra Bullock is all set to feature on the Netflix's upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller film titled 'Bird Box'. The movie will be directed by Susanne Bier, while the screenplay of the movie will be written by Eric Heisserer, who is known for his work in 'Arrival'. The project has been long under development by Netflix's Chief Scott Stuber, who had been in the past working on the title through his Bluegrass Films banner, has now migrated to his new home at the streaming giant Netflix.

The story of the movie is based on a novel by Josh Malerman, and the plot of the movie is set in the post-apocalyptic future, where a mother which will be played by Sandra Bullock in the film and her two young children are among a small group of survivors after an unknown alien force has wiped out almost entire population of the planet by putting them against each other in a series of deadly violent events. Now the three must make their terrifying journey, which that they must row 20 miles in a rowboat to reach their destination but the catch is that they would be blindfolded, with nothing to rely upon except the young children's ears and their mother's wit.

Dylan Clark, Chris Morgan, and Clayton Townsend will produce the movie, and it is being eyed for a production start in August. Susanne Bier, who is all set to direct this film has directed the Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper pairing Serena back in 2014.