By MICHAEL GINGOLD
There have been numerous genre films lensed during the pandemic, but this one has arguably the biggest-name cast.
STX Films has issued the trailer and poster for SONGBIRD, coming on a date to be announced. Directed by Adam Mason (INTO THE DARK, BLOOD RIVER, THE DEVIL’S CHAIR) from a script he wrote with Simon Boyes, it stars KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Walter Hauser and Demi Moore. The synopsis: “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 [Apa], who’s immune to the deadly pathogen, finds hope and love with Sara [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.
“Whitford and Moore play a wealthy couple who may hold the key to Nico’s mission; Daddario is a singer enmeshed in a messy and forbidden affair; Hauser is a disabled veteran whose best friend–a drone named Max–is his eyes and ears to a world that has left him behind; Robinson is Nico’s boss; and Stormare is the corrupt head of the city’s ‘sanitation’ department, which seizes those infected and transports them to the Q-Zone.” Michael Bay (A QUIET PLACE) was one of the producers.