See What the Monster in “Bird Box” Was Supposed to Look Like
Designer on Netflix flick shows mockup of creature that didn't get glimpsed in final cut.
Spoilers ahead! Keep your blindfolds on if you don’t want to see what the big bad monster from Netflix’s mega-hit original film Bird Box looks like.
An IGN report featured artist and creature designer Andy Bergholtz, who took to Instagram to share his monster movie makeup work for the big film.
The artists offers up an explanation for a cut scene featuring the film’s star, Sandra Bullock, and the nightmarish creatures: “Keep in mind, the fatal ‘vision’ that each character saw would most likely be different for each person” the artist explains. “This makeup appeared in a cut dream/nightmare sequence with Sandra Bullock’s character.”
The design for the creature was conceived out the fact that Bullock’s character being pregnant when the events in the film kick off.
“Considering her pregnant state and emotional arc thru the movie, the producers felt Sandra’s nightmare would have something to do with a twisted, demonic baby creature attacking her — that’s as much as I could gather about the context of the scene anyway.” Bergholtz revealed on Instagram. “I sculpted at least 3 or 4 variations on the design before it was approved, which began as a more aggressive, monster-y look and was revised to be a bit more subtle in the end.” he explained in his post.
Howard Berger, co-owner of KNB EFX, a practical effects studio, shared more images of the monster makeup with a note: “It’s always a bit disappointing when so much effort goes into something that ends up in the cutting room floor, but I get it and it’s always what is best for the final product.”
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