Michael Bay’s Thriller About The Pandemic Scores First Sale At Virtual Cannes Market

Published On June 29, 2020 » 104 Views» By Z-rowe »

Typically, Hollywood waits until the disaster is over to write about it, but not this time. Even though we are still living in this current COVID-19 pandemic, there are multiple pandemic-related projects being shared around Hollywood.

The most popular one being the Michael Bay-produced drama/thriller ‘Songbird‘ which just secured its first international sale out of the virtual Cannes market.

European powerhouse Leonine has snapped up rights for German-speaking Europe, Variety can reveal. It’s believed there’s been strong interest on the continent, and that a number of U.S. distributors are also circling the film, which was shopped to buyers this past week.

According to the report, this film already has an impressive cast, including Craig Robinson, Demi Moore and Paul Walter Hauser.

Produced by Adam Goodman and Andrew Sugerman’s Invisible Narratives in partnership with Bay and Catchlight Studios, ‘Songbird’ is set two years in the future, where a pandemic rages on, continuing to mutate and wreak havoc around the world. The film — which has been likened to a hybrid between ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Cloverfield’ — is focused on an essential worker who is immune to the virus, working as a delivery driver traveling constantly across an unspecified city, which is divided along class lines.

No word on a potential release date, but the project will reportedly be among the first to shoot in Los Angeles following the lockdown.

We’ll keep you posted.

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