'Bird Box' Second Trailer Sees Sandra Bullock Threatened by Supernatural Forces
Familial scenes are intercut with desperation, horror and disruption as Bullock fights for survival amid chaos.
Netflix on Tuesday released the second trailer for Bird Box, its adaptation of Josh Malerman’s post-apocalyptic thriller novel.
The film stars Sandra Bullock as a mother who must fight for her life and that of her children as they navigate the unforgiving dystopian world where people are affected by a supernatural entity.
Directed by Susanne Bier with a screenplay by Eric Heisserer, Bird Box features Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson and Jackie Weaver in supporting roles.
The trailer sets the scene, opening on a quiet, desolate landscape. Rhodes’ character Tom recounts a story from his childhood when he would take his boat to the lake. “There was love, there was family,” he says. “It was a wonderful time.” The familial scenes are quickly intercut with those of horror and disruption.
“We were just driving, and then she saw something,” Bullock's character says.
“This ain’t no virus or chemical attack, it was real evil. If you see it, it takes on a form of your worst fears," observes Lil Rel Howery’s character.
As Bullock and her children travel down a violent river in a rowboat, she shouts an instruction, "Never take off your blindfold. We will make it."
Throughout the trailer, characters in great peril face moral questions.
Bird Box will be available for an exclusive limited theatrical engagement on Dec. 13 and will bow on the streamer on Dec. 21.