Do we need another film about the pandemic? Apparently the answer is yes. On Thursday Entertainment Weekly released the trailer and exclusive photos from the upcoming dystopian movie “Songbird”. It was the first film to go into production in Los Angeles since the city was closed in March due to the corona virus.
The trailer shows a terrible, pandemic world that has been sealed off for over four years in a row. People wear protective suits and hide from the outside world in their homes. The clip even mentions that the infected people are kept together in designated camps. It is safe to say that it is shocking to imagine the world in which we now find ourselves and in which the coronavirus is mutating.
“[email protected] takes a first look at the pandemic movie #Songbird, starring KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Demi Moore and Alexandra Daddario,” Pop Crave wrote on Twitter. “It is set in 2024, where the current virus has mutated into COVID-23. 50% of those infected will die, and the world will be forced into strict lockdown camps.”
@EW takes a first look at the pandemic movie #Songbird, starring KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Demi Moore and Alexandra Daddario
It is set in 2024, when the current virus has mutated into COVID-23. 50% of infected people die and the world is forced into strict lockdown camps. pic.twitter.com/Co12cuVGxm
– Pop Hunger (@PopCrave) October 29, 2020
Twitter users were not enthusiastic about a film about a pandemic, not to mention the continuation of the current corona virus. “At the beginning of this pandemic, didn’t we all explicitly say that we definitely did not want a Covid theme film/TV in the future,” one user wrote.
Didn’t we all explicitly say at the beginning of this pandemic that we definitely didn’t want a Covid movie/TV in the future?
– g e o r g e t h o m a s w h y l e r (@georgewhyler) October 29, 2020
“Michael Bay: ‘COVID-19 is not cool. You know what is cool? COVID-23′” reprimanded another user.
Michael Bay: ‘COVID-19 is not cool. Do you know what cool is? COVID-23â https://t.co/qeshy5eqE2
– Michael Wheeler (@Murkel_Markel) October 29, 2020
A third user joked that voter turnout for watching a pandemic movie during a pandemic was low. “The executives, if no one watches their pandemic movie in a cinema during a pandemic. #Songbird”
The managers, when during a pandemic nobody watches his pandemic film in a cinema. #Songbird pic.twitter.com/cFWQDzfgxO
– Filippo (@Filq2001) October 29, 2020
Someone shouted to the film that it was deaf. “Pretty impressive how tone-deaf this film is. For example, let’s make a film about people trying to survive a massive pandemic DURING a massive pandemic,” they wrote, “So much for healthy or escapism. Holy hell, this is a bad idea. #Songbird”
Pretty impressive how deaf this film is. Just like letâs produces a film about people trying to survive a massive pandemic DURING a massive pandemic. So much for healthy or escapism. Holy hell, this is a bad idea. #Songbird https://t.co/zMGno1OzjI
– Neal Wertanen ð³ï¸âð (@JediHobbit99) October 29, 2020
One person argued that despite the desire to escape a world plagued by a pandemic, many films like Contagion were streamed once the virus became a threat in the United States. “When the quarantine began, films like Outbreak and Contagion shot up in popularity on streaming services. Hollywood says this literally: ‘Give me more. We like that.'”.
A release date for Songbird is yet to be announced….