Andres Muschietti is in talks to helm an adaptation of Josh Malerman's upcoming novel Bird Box for Universal.

Plot details are few, but we do know that the story will be set in a post apocalyptic time and centers on a woman and two children that make their way down a river. The studio is currently searching for a writer.

Josh Malerman is the front-man to a Detroit based pop rock band, which formed back in 2000. His novel will be published in 2014. Andres Muschietti most recently direct Mama, which brought in over $97 million worldwide.

Scott Stuber, Christopher Morgan and Barbara Muschietti will be producing. No production date has been released.