For better or worse, Netflix’s latest original film can’t avoid comparisons to John Krasinski’s breakout hit, A Quiet Place–and for obvious reason. While Krasinski explored the horrors of parenting in silence, Susanne Bier’s Bird Box deals with parenting blindly. Which is worse? At the moment, they both look pretty terrifying.
What separates Bird Box from A Quiet Place; however, is a truly star-studded cast of Academy Award winners and nominees. Heavy hitters like Sandra Bullock, John Malcovich, Sarah Paulson, and even Machine Gun Kelly (yes, really) are present in the adaptation penned by 2016’s Arrival writer, Eric Heisserer.
Time will tell if the heavy-handed casting plays out in the film’s favor, but what’s certain is that the debut trailer leaves us with a lot to be excited for. While the comparisons might be unavoidable, it’s clear that Bird Box is a very different movie. Look for it on Netflix December 21st.
A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a dystopian setting along a river.