Entertainment Movies Sandra Bullock Steps Out as a Book Sequel to 'Bird Box' Is Announced Bullock's last project — the thriller Bird Box, which was released in December — was a major hit for the actress, who has a three-decade career in Hollywood. By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 20, 2019 02:43 PM Share Tweet Pin Email From Bird Box to Beverly Hills! Sandra Bullock was spotted out in the 90210 on Tuesday as Bird Box fans anticipate a sequel to the Netflix hit after a follow-up book to the 2014 original was announced. Bird Box author Josh Malerman revealed to Esquire that he’s writing a sequel to his hit novel the movie is based on — and he got the idea from watching Bullock in character. “At the end of the movie, I turned to my girl Allison and said, ‘I want to know what happens next!’ and she’s like, ‘Well, you know, you could make that happen,’ so it really was this warm feeling,” Malerman says. Sandra Bullock Attends Bird Box Screening After Donating $100,000 to Save Animals From Wildfires FIA Bird Box Is Getting a Book Sequel! Is a Netflix Movie on the Way? The post-apocalyptic Netflix film starred Bullock as a woman navigating her way through a world haunted by an entity that takes the form of people’s worst fears. To reach safety, the star’s character Malorie must steer a boat down a raging river rapid, with two children in tow. Titled Malorie, the book sequel will hit shelves on Oct. 1. The story will take place 8 years after the ending of the first one, and will focus on exploring Malorie and the creatures more. Netflix’s post-apocalyptic film stars Bullock, 54, as a woman named Malorie who, along with her two children, comes face to face with an entity that takes the form of people’s worst fears. “In the time between Bird Box coming out and the time since I’ve been writing Malorie, I’ve been asked a ton of times: people want to know what happened with Boy and Girl,” Malerman said. “But as much as I care about Boy and Girl, this isn’t their story. The Bird Box world is Malorie’s story, and I wanted to know more about her. I wanted to get to know her even better.” Sandra Bullock in Bird Box. Netflix Bullock previously opened up to PEOPLE about how playing a mother in the film reminded her how much her life has become even more enriched since welcoming her kids — daughter Laila, 6½, and son Louis, 8½. “We’re very lucky that we get to live in this moment in time where we get to choose what our family looks like, and I got to do that in real life,” Bullock said. “You imagine so many things for yourself, but when it appears it’s better than anything you could ever imagine.” Bird Box is streaming on Netflix now.