Netflix has unveiled a teaser trailer for Bird Box Barcelona, which is not actually a sequel or a prequel or any other quel to 2018’s Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock, but more of a spin-off taking place elsewhere in the world… Barcelona, which is in Spain, to be precise… hence the title of the film… high five for me with the big brain energy!
Now, I’ll be honest and say that I thought Bird Box was a ridiculous concept. I also believe it only saw the light of day (no pun intended) because some big wig at Netflix heard Paramount was making something called A Quiet Place. I imagine said big wig sat there and thought: “Hold up a minute, that sounds quite good and has the potential to earn us a load of money. Let’s reimagine it but without the loss of sound, we’ll go all in and do it with sight. We’ll call it the Sense-verse.”
What’s It About?
The same as the first one, but this time we have people speaking Spanish as well as English. The synopsis goes:
After a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, Sebastian must navigate his own survival journey through the desolate streets of Barcelona. As he forms uneasy alliances with other survivors and they try to escape the city, an unexpected and even more sinister threat grows.
Sebastian is played by Mario Casas, protecting his daughter, and joined by Georgina Campbell (who heralds from my hometown, just adding some useless info for you) as they look to escape from demonic entities that, as soon as people see them, are compelled to violently kill themselves. Sounds like a drag queen story hour to me. Moving on…
When talking to Entertainment Weekly Producer Dylan Clark expressed how being in Barcelona gave them a chance to see how surviving this demonic/alien threat in an iconic city poses different challenges. It definitely was not a reason to have an all-expenses paid holiday and I’m sure Bird Box Maldives, Bird Box Australia, or Bird Box Seychelles are definitely not being considered for the next installments. He explains:
“During this extinction-level event for humanity, how would families in Europe, Asia, Africa respond to the mysterious creatures’ sudden appearance around the globe? What unique challenges would people face based on their geography, culture, their politics? Bird Box: Barcelona gives us the opportunity to expand and explore the mystery further.”
There are rumors that Netflix will follow up Bird Box Barcelona and add to their Sense-verse with a film about people having to restrict their sense of smell… it’s called Shit Box. Ba-dum-tsss. I’m here all week folks!
Bird Box Barcelona fumbles its way onto Netflix on 14th July 2023.
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