By Roxy Simons For Mailonline
Published: 11:18 GMT, 20 March 2019 | Updated: 15:51 GMT, 20 March 2019
Bird Box will be given the sequel treatment with a follow-up novel called Malorie.
And Josh Malerman admitted on Monday that it was the drama's unanswered questions that spurred him to write a sequel, which will be set eight years after the original.
The author, 43, revealed to Esquire: '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.
More to come: Bird Box is getting a sequel as author Josh Malerman revealed on Monday he decided to write the follow-up after realising HE wanted to know what happens next
'They've left there, [It's] similar in that they're trying to make things work. It's not like it opens with them in paradise.'
The acclaimed Netflix post-apocalyptic horror - based on Josh's 2014 novel of the same name - follows Sandra Bullock's character Malorie Hayes.
In the intense drama, she struggles to survive with her two children after the world is threatened by an unknown energy which forces people to take their own lives when they see