Sandra Bullock has had an accomplished acting career for several decades now, but within the last month, her latest movie, Bird Box, has garnered a unique kind of attention. The Netflix original movie set a new record for the streaming platform and is still collecting an incredible amount of views, not to mention that the #BirdBoxChallenge took the internet by storm, though not in the best way. In any case, Bullock has decided to keep her partnership with Netflix going, as she’s signed on to produce the upcoming comic book adaptation Reborn.
You’ll recall that in August 2017, it was announced that Netflix purchased Millarworld, meaning that many of writer Mark Millar’s works will be adapted into movies and TV shows. Reborn falls into the former category, and as reported by Deadline, along with producing, Sandra Bullock could star in the feature, which is now in development. The Lego Batman Movie’s Chris McKay will direct the Reborn movie, and Roy Lee and Miri Yoon will produce for Vertigo Entertainment. Millar will also executive produce with Greg Capullo, who illustrated Reborn.
For those unfamiliar with Reborn, the original Image Comics miniseries told the story of an 80-year-old woman, Bonnie Black, who died in New York City, only to be reborn as a young woman within a medieval and magical world called Adystria. In this new realm, Bonnie reunites with familiar faces from her past life, but her husband, who passed away before her, is nowhere to be found. Now wielding a sword and partnered with her father, Bonnie sets out across this strange new land to find out where her husband is.
Although Reborn wasn’t among the first Millarworld movies to be announced last summer, it sounds like Netflix is working towards getting the project off the ground sooner rather than later. And considering how well Bird Box has performed, one would imagine Netflix would be delighted to have Sandra Bullock perform in front of the screen in addition to her duties behind the camera. After all, Bullock is a bonafide movie star, so having her play Bonnie Black would likely result in various people checking out Reborn who might not have otherwise.
Of course, Reborn is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg on what we can expect from Netflix’s Millarworld slate. Other movies in development include Empress, Huck and Sharkey the Bounty Hunter, while on the TV side of things, Jupiter’s Legacy and American Jesus are in the works. Netflix is also releasing new comic books under the Millarworld label, like The Magic Order and Prodigy. Netflix is continually increasing its output of original content, and it will be interesting to see how Millarworld projects like Reborn will fare against the platform’s other offerings.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more news regarding Reborn and the rest of Netflix’s Millarworld slate. If you’re curious about what other programming Netflix has on the way, look through our handy guide, and for those of you interested movies heading to traditional theaters, check out our 2019 release schedule.