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"Birdbox" : on sait à quoi ressemblent les monstres jamais vus dans le film
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Sandra Bullock et Trevante Rhodes dans le film "Bird Box" (Photo : Netflix)
Sandra Bullock et Trevante Rhodes dans le film "Bird Box" (Photo : Netflix)

"Birdbox" : on sait à quoi ressemblent les monstres jamais vus dans le film

Fin du mystère : les créatures de "Bird Box" ont enfin un visage.

Sortie mi décembre 2018, la dernière production Netflix intitulée Bird Box est un énorme carton. En une semaine, selon la plateforme, plus de 45 millions de comptes inscrits ont visionné le film. Un chiffre énorme. Le film a suscité beaucoup de réactions et notamment un challenge qui consiste à se filmer dans la vie quotidienne avec les yeux bandés. Un jeu dangereux à ne surtout pas reproduire.

Si les personnages se bandent les yeux, c'est parce qu'ils ne doivent pas voir les monstres, qui génèrent des envies suicidaires chez les hommes. Le film attise la curiosité parce qu'à aucun moment on n'aperçoit ces fameux monstres qui tuent une grande partie de la population sur Terre. Forcément, le public a cherché à connaître le visage de ces créatures et c'est Howard Berger qui a partagé des images avant de les supprimer et Andy Bergholtz, créateur du monstre.

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*Some spoilers ahead for BIRD BOX, continue reading at your own risk!* We had the unique pleasure of designing a creepy makeup for the film, although the scene ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor. Keep in mind, the fatal "vision" that each character saw would most likely be different for each person (you'll understand if you've seen the film), and this makeup appeared in a cut "dream/nightmare sequence" with Sandra Bullock's character. 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). I sculpted at least 3 or 4 variations on the design before it was approved, which began as a more aggressive, monstery look and was revised to be a bit more subtle in the end. I also had the pleasure of painting the finished prosthetics before sending them to set, to be worn and performed by the one and only Dirk Rogers @thehalloweendirk, applied by the great @proutyfx. It's funny, I read an interview recently where Bullock described the creature as a "snake-like, green man with a horrific baby face". Many folks have speculated what the creature may have looked like, but they fail to realize the "snake-like green man" portion was simply Dirk in a spandex green-screen suit 😄. Everything from the neck down was intended to be a giant CGI creature/body added later. In the end, I actually really liked the movie and think it was better off NOT showing the makeup. Kudos to the director for sticking to her guns on that one. Still a fun project to be a part of, thanks Howie! @hoops511 #netflix #birdbox

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