Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Here's what Sandra Bullock's monster from 'Bird Box' would have looked like

Here's what Sandra Bullock's monster from 'Bird Box' would have looked like

Netflix's hit thriller Bird Box had a huge first week on the Netflix streaming service.

IT'S THE Netflix film everyone is talking about and one watched an estimated 45 million times in its first week of release. Certainly, it doesn't fit with the tone and narrative framework of Bird Box, so whoever made the decision to nix it made the right call and, frankly, that decision alone may have been the difference in making the movie the mini-pop culture phenom it has become.

The cold open to Tuesday night's edition of CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was a trailer for "Bird Box 2" that reenacts the film's opening scene, in which Sandra Bullock's character warns two little children not to remove their blindfolds "or I will hurt you". The book on which the Film is based, but has a completely different output. "The movie is, in many aspects, different from the book, but it's also very rooted in the book". I have no particular interest in that the audience is left with a totally bleak view.

Bier also addresses the comparisons that Bird Box has had to A Quiet Place, explaining that they were nearly finished editing the film when they first heard of the thriller. Heisserer previously let it slip the film had shot and cut a scene where one monster is depicted on screen, and now the film's special effects artist, Andy Bergholtz, has given everyone a chance to see the monster in the flesh.


That detail made Bird Box an immediate must-see so that everyone on Twitter could weigh in on what exactly just happened in it and get ahead of the many spoilery memes that were flitting about online. Bergholtz revealed on Instagram.

"Considering her pregnant state and emotional arc thru the movie, the producers felt Sandra's nightmare would have something to do with a twisted, demonic baby creature attacking her (that's as much as I could gather about the context of the scene anyway)", he explains. It's a warped, veiny creature with baby features and nightmarish creepiness.

His description - and photos of his work - back up an interview with Bullock where she claimed the monster was a "snake-like, green man with a horrific baby face". 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".

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