Songbird (2020 film) Information

STX Films Songbird

Songbird is a Sci-Fi Thriller film.  It is a film directed by Adam Mason.  The cast includes KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Alexandra Daddario, with Paul Walter Hauser, and Demi Moore.  The producers include Michael Bay, Marcei A. Brown, Jason Clark, Jeanette Volturno, Adam Goodman, Andrew Sugerman, and Eben Davidson.

This is the first film shot and completed in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sofia Carson stars in SONGBIRD Courtesy of STXfilms
Sofia Carson stars in SONGBIRD Courtesy of STXfilms

KJ APA

You may have seen KJ Apa playing Archie Andrews in the CW drama series Riverdale (2017-Present).

SOFIA CARSON

Other roles include the Descendants (2015) and Descendants 2 (2017)

KJ Apa stars in SONGBIRD Courtesy of STXfilms
KJ Apa stars in SONGBIRD Courtesy of STXfilms

SYNOPSIS

Songbird imagines the world in the year 2024, when COVID-23 has mutated to an even higher mortality rate than COVID-19 (over 50 percent), forcing infected Americans from their homes and into government-run quarantine camps.

Immune to the COVID-23 virus, a courier (KJ Apa) races against time to save the woman (Sofia Carson) he loves from a quarantine camp.

It’s a romantic film about two people who want to be together, but they can’t because of the virus.

INITIAL THOUGHTS AFTER WATCHING THE TRAILER

It looks okay. Great cast.

However, according to the billboard in the video, there have been 8.4m deaths this year from the virus.

The idea of thinking about a world where this virus mutates and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown sounds scary and frustrating right now.

On the other hand, a love story during the 214th week of lockdown does sound compelling.

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