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Ready for a dystopian sci-fi film that predicts how awful the world will be as the coronavirus pandemic develops? Well, the first trailer for Songbird has been released. You can watch it here:
The movie, produced by Michael Bay - of Armageddon (1998) and Pearl Harbor fame - is set in 2024, and will show the world in its fourth year of lockdown as it battles with Covid-23 - a mutation that is more deadly, with a 50 percent mortality rate.
US citizens who are unfortunate enough to contract the virus are dragged from their homes and dumped in quarantine camps.
Honestly, how could you not be in the mood to watch this film?
Riverdale's KJ Apa stars as Nico - a man who has Covid immunity, so spends his days dropping off deliveries and supplies around the city.
During the course of the movie, Nico finds love with Sara (played by Sofia Carson) - a woman he hasn't actually met due to the strict lockdown rules.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Director Adam Mason said: "It's a dystopian, scary world, but it's a romantic movie about two people who want to be together, but they can't.
"It's Romeo and Juliet, but they're separated by her front door and by the virus."
Mason said the idea for the movie came about when his scriptwriting partner Simon Boyes gave him a call the day after parts of the US went into lockdown and suggested they 'should just go and make a movie'.
Incredibly, the movie was shot in just 17 days.
Apa told Entertainment Weekly: "We were kind of trepidatious, but still very much amped and excited to get to work.
"It was really eerie, but the way we shot was every actor's dream."
For anyone concerned that the movie might be just a little bit too bleak, Carson said: "Even though this is the pandemic thriller and it's suspenseful and terrifying, the heart of the story is hope.
"In our never-ending dark night, the songbird sings a song of hope."
As yet Songbird doesn't have a release date. Here's hoping whenever it does come out, our planet will be in drastically better shape, with the pandemic behind us and the film nothing more than a nightmarish version of what could have happened - but absolutely did not.
That's the hope.
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