Coronavirus Outbreak: Michael Bay's pandemic-themed thriller Songbird becomes first film to shoot in LA post-lockdown

'We worked out the safety issues months ago,' Michael Bay said about tackling the coronavirus outbreak on his set

Asian News International July 08, 2020 08:27:48 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Michael Bay's pandemic-themed thriller Songbird becomes first film to shoot in LA post-lockdown

Pandemic themed thriller Songbird produced by Michael Bay is poised to be the first movie to shoot in Los Angeles since the halt in movie productions owing to COVID-19 .

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming movie was slapped with a "Do Not Work" notice by SAG-AFTRA on 2 July which was immediately rescinded and has been capturing footage in the weeks before shooting began 6 July.

"We worked out the safety issues months ago, and we resolved [the latest issue with the unions] over the weekend," the publication cited Bay as saying.

"I don't even think it was a safety issue. It was a money thing. But we are literally going to be the first film shooting in LA And we have a kind of special sauce with how we're doing it where there's zero contact," he added.

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Michael Bay. Image from Twitter

Actors Demi Moore, Craig Robinson, Paul Walter Hauser, and Peter Stormare are set to take the lead Songbird - a timely pandemic-centric thriller.

The upcoming movie will be directed by Adam Mason, who co-wrote the script with Simon Boyes.

The movie is set two years in the future during a pandemic lockdown. It tells of the budding love story between a motorbike courier named Nico, who has rare immunity, and Sara, a young artist. However, the main lead roles have yet to be cast.

The production plans on using "innovative techniques" to shoot and capture millennial life during the quarantine.

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