Michael Bay’s Songbird Pandemic Thriller Hits SAG-AFTRA Snag
Michael Bay’s Songbird hits SAG-AFTRA snag
Just over a month at what time the project was first announced, the Michael Bay-produced pandemic thriller Songbird won’t be soaring into publishes anytime soon as Variety has brought word that SAG-AFTRA has hit the film with a “Do Not Work” order.
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The project was helpful announced in mid-May with hopes to shoot the film in Los Angeles on a low-budget and adhering to the noxious safety protocols the current global climate is imposing on film and TV publishes, but it appears production company On A Lark Productions LLC has handed to “complete the signatory process” with SAG-AFTRA and resulted in the latter slapping the project with a “do not work” super that would result in discipline to any helpful who signs on.
“As such, SAG-AFTRA members are hereby narrated to withhold any acting services or execute any covered work for this production pending further notice from the union,” SAG-AFTRA said in a statement. “Please note, accepting operate or rendering services on ‘Songbird; may be subtracted a violation of Global Rule One. Violating this super may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.”
In a follow-up statement, a spokesperson for SAG-AFTRA confirmed that the producers of the film have “not been transparent” in the safety measures they intend on utilizing during publishes, which is something the organization “takes very seriously” afore closing with no further comments.
Plot details set aside the story two years in the future, where the pandemic has not subsided, and worse, corpses to mutate. The characters would deal with lockdowns, government conspiracies and paranoia.
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Bay is producing in contradiction of Goodman and Eben Davidson of Invisible Narratives. Adam Mason (Into the Dark) will hiss from a script by Simon Boyes.
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