‘Songbird’ to Get Theatrical Release in Japan in Debut Pickup by Wowow

“Songbird,” the Michael Bay-produced pandemic thriller that is headed straight to streaming in North America, will be given an in-cinema release in Japan.

The rights pickup was the first acquisition by the newly-formed theatrical distribution arm of Japanese pay-tv leader Wowow.The film takes place years in the future, in which a mutated strand of coronavirus, called Covid-23, continues to wreak havoc on the world’s population.

As the country-wide lockdown stretches into its fourth year, infected Americans are forced into quarantine camps.

Amid the dystopia, one courier (portrayed by “Riverdale” star Kj Apa) who is immune to the virus, falls in love with an aspiring artist (Sofia Carson), who is believed to be infected.

Adam Mason directed the movie from a script he co-wrote with Simon Boyes.

“Songbird” also stars Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Demi Moore and Paul Walter Hauser.The production was backed by STX Entertainment.

Kayo Washio,

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