Monday, 9 November 2020

Songbird - Horror Film News

The trailer for the new Michael Bay (A Quiet Place, The Purge) produced pandemic thriller, Songbird has premiered. Directed by Adam Mason (The Devil's Chair) and starring K.J Apa (Riverdale) and Sofia Carson (Descendants) alongside Craig Robinson (This Is The End), Bradley Whitford (Get Out, The Cabin in the Woods), Peter Stormare (Fargo, Constantine), Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw), Paul Walter Hauser and Demi Moore (Ghost).

The film looks to present an exaggerated version of the real world Covid-19 pandemic with Covid-23, a more deadly virus that has caused much of the world to go into a far longer lockdown, and harsher punishments for those who break the rules. The trailer gave me a The Purge type vibe, with a crazed marshall and his biosuit cronies looking to forcibly evict tenants from a building suspected of containing an infected woman. I'm not sure what I feel about this one, on the one hand its themes might be easier to identify with, having such similarities to what is going on in the real world. On the other hand though I don't know anyone who isn't sick to death of hearing about Covid and am not sure if that is something people would want to see. Still, a single trailer is far too little to pass judgement on a movie and so I will keep an open mind.

Songbird is the first feature film to be made during Covid-19 in Los Angeles and is the first major Hollywood film made about the Coronavirus.

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