Trailer Breakdown: 'Songbird'

STX just released a new trailer for their upcoming film "Songbird" that hits a little too close to home. Let's break it down.

By Jesse Conner

Sofia Carson and KJ Apa in "Songbird."

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Drama / 2021 / PG-13

Immune to the COVID-23 virus, a courier races against time to save the woman he loves from a quarantine camp.

Since we're still in the thick of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing we were expecting to see today was a movie trailer that centers around a hypothetical COVID-23 pandemic... but that's exactly what we got.

STXfilms just dropped the first trailer for their upcoming film "Songbird," which is basically the reality of what we're dealing with in the world right now if the intensity of the virus was turned up to a much higher level.

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In this new grim reality, everyone is quarantined (as we are now for the most part) and they all have thermal scanners on their phones that can immediately tell if they have the virus.

At first glance, this seems like good news because it makes you more self-aware about whether you are healthy or unhealthy.

That is true, but if it turns out that you are unhealthy (even if it's just a single symptom like a fever), armed guards from the sanitation department will arrive at your location within 4 to 6 hours and you'll be taken away, and be shot on site if you try to escape.

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As the death total increases reaching record levels, a "World War Z" type of atmosphere slowly pervades everything with everyone geared up and ready to survive by any means necessary.

They've also discovered that some people are completely immune to the virus, so those people aren't required to quarantine and can roam the streets as they please.

The young "I Still Believe" star K.J. Apa plays one of the select few who are immune to the virus, while his significant other (Sofia Carson) must remain quarantined indoors living in fear that one day sanitation will end up at her doorstep.

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The best advice... stay safe, sane, and sanitized.

While plenty of audiences may not be up for anything that could be perceived as exploiting the real-life tragedies happening with COVID, if it's cathartic for other thriller-horror movie fans to see a completely fictional version, click below to watch the full trailer.

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