AceShowbiz - Sandra Bullock is following up "Bird Box" success with another Netflix collaboration. The 54-year-old actress is teaming up with the streaming giant to produce "Reborn", an adaptation of Millarworld comic book adaptation of the same name.
According to Deadline, Bullock is also mulling over the possibility of starring in the movie. "The Lego Batman Movie" filmmaker Chris McKay is on board to direct, with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon also producing for Vertigo Entertainment ("It"). Mark Millar and Greg Capullo who created the comic book series will serve as executive producers, while Samantha Nisenboim is a co-producer.
The sci-fi fantasy comic series centers on Bonnie Black, an 80-year-old woman who dies in a Manhattan hospital only to find herself reborn in the prime of life in the afterlife world of Adystria, a magical land filled with monsters and dragons where good and evil are waging an eternal war. There, she finds old friends and loved ones waiting, except the husband who died before her. Armed with a sword and partnered with her late father, she sets off through the battle-torn landscape on a quest to find her husband.
Bullock is fresh off starring in Netflix's hit original movie "Bird Box", a post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Susanne Bier. It follows a mother (Bullock) and her two young children who must make it through a forest and river blindfolded to avoid supernatural entities which cause people who see them to either die by suicide or force others to look.
Despite mixed reviews, the movie which was released on December 21 broke Netflix's record for the biggest seven-day viewership for an original film on the streaming service. The company, which usually doesn't announce viewership numbers, claimed that the film was viewed by 80 million households in the month following its release.