Eric Heisserer in Talks to Draft Universal’s Bird Box


Universal Pictures is in talks with screenwriter Eric Heisserer to draft their upcoming Bird Box, The Wrap reports. The film, based on an upcoming book by Josh Malerman, is slated to be directed by Mama helmer Andy Muschietti.

Malerman, part of the rock band The High Strung, is set to publish “Bird Box” in 2014. The plot is said to follow a woman and two children, all of whom travel down a river, blindfolded, surrounded by a seemingly post-apocalyptic environment.

Heisserer is no stranger to horror. His credits include the rebooted A Nightmare on Elm Street, the recent prequel The Thing and Final Destination 5.

Bird Box will be produced by Chris Morgan, Barbara Muschietti and Scott Stuber with Ryan Lewis negotiating to executive produce.