What many people don’t know about Bird Box is the Netflix sensation is based off a book by Josh Malerman. The book released in 2014 and had the same name. Well, ScreenRant reports that director Susanne Bier in an interview with Polygon confirmed she changed the ending because she wanted the movie to end on a more positive note than the book because she doesn’t believe people should leave their screens or the theater with a bleak point of view. If you want her full quote I have included it below. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
“The movie is slightly more positive. The movie is, in many aspects, different from the book, but it’s also very rooted in the book. The book also has a kind of positive ending and I would not have wanted to do an apocalyptic movie that didn’t have a hopeful ending. In a way, pretty much everything I’ve done has had some sort of a hopeful ending. I’m not particularly interested for the audience to leave, from the cinema or their own screen, with a kind of completely bleak point of view. That’s not really what I believe in.”