Do you know who thought we needed a pandemic thriller during an actual pandemic? Michael Bay, that’s who! He didn’t direct this latest effort but he is a producer on Songbird, which was one of the first features to shoot this past summer in Los Angeles during quarantine and now we have the first trailer for the film that arguably paved the way for production safety protocols.
In the film, KJ Apa stars as Nico, a bicycle messenger in a near post-apocalyptic future where COVID-19 has mutated into COVID-23. He’s in love with his girlfriend Sara (Sofia Carson), and it looks like these two haven’t been able to see each other for a while. Complicating life greatly is that the government is snatching up people who have the virus and tossing them into camps. The film also stars Demi Moore, Bradley Whitford, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Walter Hauser, Craig Robinson, and more.
Adam Mason is a director and co-writer on the project with Simon Boyes taking on writing duties as well. STX captured Songbird‘s UK and North American rights at the end of August but there is no release date yet as of this writing.