After the huge success of Netflix’s Bird Box, Sandra Bullock will be coming back for seconds, though, not the sequel just yet.
The actress has been confirmed as the leading actress in Unforgiven, a feature film based on the 2009 three-part British series.
Unforgiven revolves around the story of Ruth Slater, a woman who just got out of prison after serving fifteen years of a supposed life sentence after murdering a couple of police officers. Ruth is now facing the tall task of rebuilding her life from the ground up in a cruel society that doesn’t want to give her the chance she needs to move forward with her life.
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation and Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie developed and wrote the screenplay while German director Nora Fingscheidt will be tasked with the directorial duties for the feature film.
McQuarrie shared on Twitter how important this project is to him and how glad he is that his script which he started drafting a decade ago will be handled by a director he trusts.
This one is near and dear to my heart. I’m honored to know it’s in such good hands.
— Christopher McQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) November 4, 2019
This isn’t the first time Nora Fingscheidt will be directing though, as the fresh filmmaker’s debut movie Systemsprenger (System Crasher) has been shown and won at the Berlin International Film Festival this year, bagging the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize. Systemsprenger is also going to be Germany’s entry for next year’s Oscar Awards.
McQuarrie, on the other hand, is still working on the seventh and eighth installment in the Mission Impossible franchise. The writer-director has also been tapped by Showtime to develop the on-screen adaptation of Bill Clinton’s novel, The President is Missing.
Bird Box, which premiered November of last year was Sandra Bullock’s first rodeo with Netflix, with the movie garnering positive reviews from critics and fans alike. The dystopic sci-fi thriller broke records for Netflix with an estimated 45 million viewers having watched the film and has had the best first week for a Netflix movie ever.