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Universal has optioned the rights to Bird Box, a manuscript written by Josh Malerman, the frontman to rock group The High Strung. Andy Muschietti, who directed the surprise horror hit Mama, is in negotiations to helm the adaptation, which would be produced by Scott Stuber, Chris Morgan and Barbara Muschietti. Video: Jessica Chastain, Guillermo del Toro and Co. Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mama' Ecco, a HarperCollins imprint, bought North American rights at auction for six figures in August. The book is set to publish in 2014. According to Publisher’s Weekly, which wrote about the book deal, the story centers

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