STXfilms has released an official trailer for Songbird, an upcoming pandemic thriller that could instead be labelled some people’s worst nightmare. Let’s take a look.
I have to be honest, this looks pretty good. I think KJ Apa is one of the best young actors on Riverdale that is poised to become a huge movie star, and Pandemic looks like a good launching ground.
Despite any controversies this film might garner because of its use of the pandemic, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to start trying to make money of the very thing putting them out of business.
The cast looks great and the story looks interesting, so yeah, I’ll give this one a shot whenever it comes out.
Four years into quarantine the virus has changed and so have we… In the Michael Bay-produced thriller Songbird, 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 (KJ Apa), who’s immune to the deadly pathogen, finds hope and love with Sara (Sofia Carson), 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.
The first feature film to be made during COVID-19 in Los Angeles, and about the pandemic itself, Songbird also stars Bradley Whitford and Demi Moore as a wealthy couple who may hold the key to Nico’s mission; Alexandra Daddario as a singer enmeshed in a messy and forbidden affair; Paul Walter Hauser as a disabled veteran whose best friend – a drone named Max – is his eyes and ears to a world that has left him behind; Craig Robinson as Nico’s boss; and Peter Stormare as the corrupt head of the city’s “sanitation” department, which seizes those infected and transports them to the Q-Zone.
Songbird currently does not have a release date.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?
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