Michael Bay Pandemic Movie 'Songbird' Sets PVOD Release

After a home entertainment run, the thriller will head to streaming on a yet-to-be-announced service. 

Songbird— the COVID-19 inspired thriller produced by Michael Bay— will premiere in the U.S. as a PVOD release.

The STX feature will skip theaters and debut on Dec. 11 on all PVOD platforms for a home entertainment run, after which it will head to streaming on a yet-to-be-announced service.

The movie, notably the first to shoot in Los Angeles during the pandemic, takes place two years in the future, in which COVID-23 now wreaks havoc on the world by attacking the brain. Infected Americans are forced into quarantine camps called Q-Zones, while some fight back against these brutal restrictions. Amid this backdrop is the budding love story between a motorbike courier named Nico (K.J. Apa) who has rare immunity, and Sara (Sofia Carson), a young artist who is believed to be infected.

Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Walter Hauser and Demi Moore also star in the movie from director Adam Mason.

Said STXfilms' Adam Fogelson, “The pandemic has affected every aspect of our business, from production to release, but Songbird demonstrates that a nimble studio like STX can find effective and profitable ways to make their movies work, as we have similarly with Greenland and My Spy during these challenging times. The show must go on.”