Everyone seems to be complaining about the horrors of 2020, but STXfilms’ Songbird imagines the coronavirus pandemic two years into the future — and things are even worse.
From producer Michael Bay and director Adam Mason, the film follows a young couple — a motorbike courier named Nico, played by Riverdale’s K.J. Apa, and Sara, a young artist played by Sofia Carson — who are separated due to pandemic restrictions.
In the film’s world, those infected with “Covid-23” are forced to quarantine together in camps, while some, including Nico, are immune to the virus and given yellow wristbands to set them apart from the rest.
Written by Simon Boyes, Songbird was the first film to shoot in Los Angeles following the lockdown