Michael Bay, who’s of course known for his directorial efforts in the likes of Transformers, Bad Boys and Armageddon, is set to produce an indie movie titled Songbird. The film is reportedly a pandemic thriller and will be shot during the COVID-19 pandemic. Crazy times we live in.
Bay will not be helming the film. Instead, the relatively unknown, Adam Mason, will be directing from a script he penned alongside Simon Boyes. Former Paramount executive Adam Goodman, will produce through his Invisible Narratives banner alongside Michael Bay. Per Deadline:
The filmmakers are providing remote training for the actors. None of the participants would say exactly how they plan to shoot a movie at a time when the guilds are still compiling their own safety protocols so that production can resume. I’m told that the filmmakers behind Songbird have screened their plans by the guilds, and they are good to go.
According to Deadline, the film will be a thriller in the vein of Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield. It’s set two years in the future, where unfortunately the pandemic has not gone away. The virus has continued to mutate and things are becoming even more serious. The film will also centre around governmental conspiracies and paranoia, and how it impacts our slew of characters.