During an interview with Bloody Disgusting, the creative team behind Netflix’s surprise hit Bird Box revealed what the monsters would have looked like in the film.
The films writer Eric Heisserer, explained the idea for revealing the monsters.
“There was a time when one of the producers was like, ‘No, you have to see something at some point’ and forced me to write essentially a nightmare sequence where [protagonist] Malorie experiences one in that house.”
The films star Sandra Bullock elaborated.
“It was a green man with a horrific baby face, It was just a long fat baby.”
Lastly, the filmmakers eventually convinced the producers that the sequence revealing the monsters was more unintentionally comical than scary and the scene was cut from the final film.
“We actually shot that and spent a lot of energy on [the deleted scene], but every time I saw it, I was like this is not going to be tense. It’s just going to be funny,” admitted director Susanne Bier. “At first, [Bullock] was like, ‘I don’t want to see it’ because she thought it was scary. Then it was like, ‘Don’t show it to me because [I’ll laugh].’ Every time I did it, I was like, ‘Shit, that’s a different film.’”
Now on available on Netflix, Bird Box is direected by Susanne Bier, and stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, BD Wong, Sarah Paulson, Colson Baker and John Malkovich.
Here is the films official synopsis.
When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.
Source: Bloody Disgusting