Plot details place the story two years in the future, where the pandemic hasn’t subsided, and worse, continues to mutate. The characters would deal with lockdowns, government conspiracies and paranoia.
Apparently, while details are somewhat sketchy, the filmmakers intend to work around the current film regulations whilst prohibiting any scenes where actors engage, and adhering to social rules that are distancing face to face. The filmmakers revealed their plans to the guilds, who gave them the green light. The trade notes that the actors cast in the movie will undergo remote training, which is said to mirror the kind of Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield.
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Bay is currently producing alongside Eben and Goodman Davidson of Invisible Narratives. Adam Mason (Into the Dark) will direct from a script by Simon Boyes.
Michael Bay to make pandemic thriller Songbird
What is better than living in a pandemic? Why, watching movies about pandemics, of course! That’s what Michael Bay is currently expecting. Based on Deadline, the Transformers director is set to team up with former Paramount production chief Adam Goodman to create the low-budget pandemic thriller Songbird — and the movie is expected to go behind the cameras within five weeks.