Netflix has finally decided that his original horror film Bird Box does not need to contain footage of the real train catastrophe that killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, in 2013.
Originally, in the face of Canadian city protests and online supporters, Netflix tacitly refused to remove material from the exploding train that the film used in a fictional coverage at the beginning of the film. Well, nearly three months after Bird Box streaming began on Netflix, and almost two months after the protest, the company agreed to remove the material. A new version that will replace the real derailment of fictional footage from an unspecified older television series should be available worldwide on Netflix in a matter of weeks.
"Netflix and the filmmakers of Bird Box have decided to replace the clip," it says in a corporate statement by The Verge and other publications. "We regret all the pains inflicted on the community of Lac-Mégantic."
According to the Canadian press the mayor of Lac-Mégantic, Julie Morin, is pleased with the result: "Yes delay, but in the end, the most important thing is that people have come to the conclusion that the situation was significant enough to calm down. "
Nevertheless, the late reaction means that Bird Box already had the lion's share of its spectators. Scandals often tend to get people to see something faster than they normally would, and Bird Box had more than one – in addition to the train derailment cry, there was also the potentially dangerous virus Bird Box Challenge where YouTube creators spent 24 hours blindfolded.
Netflix said that 45 million accounts were observed in the first week alone Bird Box .