Netflix finally agrees to remove real-life train derailment footage from Bird Box
The Verge - Fri 15 Mar 19:13 GMT

Netflix has finally decided that its original horror movie Bird Box doesn’t need to contain footage of the real-life train disaster that killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Canada in 2013. Originally, in the face of protests from the Canadian town and online su…

Netflix finally agrees to remove real-life train derailment footage from Bird Box

  Netflix has finally decided that its original horror movie Bird Box doesn’t need to contain footage of the real-life train disaster that killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Canada in 2013.

  But now, nearly three months after Bird Box started streaming on Netflix and nearly two months after the protest, the company agreed to remove the material.

  “Netflix and the filmmakers of Bird Box have decided to replace the clip,” reads part of a company statement provided to The Verge and other publications.

  It’s possible Netflix benefitted from the delay Still, the late response means it’s possible that Bird Box has already had the lion’s share of its viewership.

  Netflix said 45 million accounts watched Bird Box in the first week alone.