Michael Bay produced sci-fi/horror thriller Songbird received a lot of attention for being made in LA this year during lockdown. Now we get a peek at it via a new trailer.
The first film made in and about COVID-19, it’s anything but a cheery affair from the same guy who helped give us the likes of A Quiet Place and The Purge. In it, we’re up to COVID-23, which would suggest that the movie is set in at least 2023, and things are decidedly grim.
Here’s the official blurb: “The COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown. Infected Americans are ripped from their homes and forced into quarantine camps known as Q-Zones, from which there is no escape, as a few brave souls fight back against the forces of oppression. Amid this dystopian landscape, a fearless courier, Nico, who’s immune to the deadly pathogen, finds hope and love with Sara, though her lockdown prohibits them from physical contact. When Sara is believed to have become infected, Nico races desperately across the barren streets of Los Angeles in search of the only thing that can save her from imprisonment… or worse.”
Songbird stars KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Walter Hauser and Demi Moore, and was directed by Adam Mason.
It may not be what you wish to see right now, and naturally it is fiction, but for those who are intrigued, here it is: