Michael Bay is set to produce what looks to be the first major film to be shot in Los Angeles since the coronavirus pandemic shut much of the city down.
Set to begin production in just five weeks is Songbird, a pandemic thriller reportedly in the vein of Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity. The plot will be set two years in the future, with the virus continuing to mutate and lockdowns reinstated after the situation becomes more deadly still. We’ll be following characters as they react to a governmental conspiracy during lockdown.
The film will be directed by Adam Mason (Into the Dark, Hangman), working from a screenplay he wrote with Simon Boyes (Misconduct). As per Deadline, the outlet that broke the news, it certainly sounds like the production has an interesting shoot ahead:
… there will never be people in [a] room together, and social distancing rules will be carefully followed. Scenes will be shot after crew has come in to prep the shots, and there won’t be any scenes where actors engage face to face.
Casting is reportedly underway on the low-budget film, which will be going to buyers at the upcoming Virtual Cannes Market. Stay tuned for more on this one.