Netflix Working on Spanish-Language ‘BirdBox’ Movie Spin-Off

Netflix is reportedly working on a Spanish-language movie spin-off of BirdBox, the 2018 dystopian original thriller starring Sandra Bullock as a blindfolded mother attempting to safeguard her children against a predatory force that kills upon visual sight.

While not much is known about the new plot, the movie’s original director, Susanne Bier, will executive produce, along with others from the original’s production team.

“I can’t say much, but I can say that it is in development,” BirdBox author Josh Malerman told last October. “Sometimes it’s weird, all this secrecy, but I’m game.”

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BirdBox became one of Netflix’s first disclosed mega-viewer movie releases, generating 45 million viewers in its first week of release, 89 million in the first month. The impact of those numbers tempered after Netflix disclosed it tracks a viewer after 120 seconds of streaming.

The streamer has increasingly upped local-country content productions with an strategy of global distribution with captions or language dubbing. Current examples streaming on Netflix include France’s submarine thriller, The Wolf’s Call; Spain’s prison sci-fi horror movie The Platform;  South Korean romance Tune in for Love; and French drama I Am Jonas, among others.