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Just when you thought that unfortunate cliff-top finale would be the last you’d hear of “Mama” (subsequent sleepless nights and visions of her creeping up on you in the bathroom notwithstanding), her director Andy Muschietti has swiftly caught a rebound deal after the surprise profitability of the Guillermo del Toro-produced project (which has already prompted talk of a sequel). To quote Publisher’s Weekly, it will be a narrative of “a blindfolded threesome” – not what you’re thinking – “comprised of a woman and two children who make their way down a river in a seemingly post-apocalyptic setting.” It is purported to recall “The Others” and “Children of Men”, and, judging by its casual dystopian matriarchy, perhaps “Mama” itself. The cryptically-titled “Bird Box”, to which Universal has bought the rights with Muschietti in negotiations to direct, will list Scott »

- India Ross

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