STXfilms and Invisible Narratives jointly announced today a deal for STXfilms to acquire the pandemic thriller Songbird for release in North America and the United Kingdom. The film was produced by Michael Bay, Adam Goodman and Andrew Sugerman’s Invisible Narratives, and Catchlight Films.
The movie recently wrapped production after shooting entirely in Los Angeles during lockdown. The announcement was made by Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group, and Adam Goodman and Andrew Sugerman of Invisible Narratives.
Songbird is a breakneck thriller about fighting for love at the end of the world from producer Michael Bay, who previously brought audiences such worldwide hits as A Quiet Place, 13 Hours, The Purge, and Pain & Gain.
Songbird brings audiences a new saga about the resilience of the human spirit and our ultimate desire for connection and safety.
“We are thrilled to acquire this timely and urgent movie. This year has irrevocably changed the way people interact with each other and their surroundings, and the reverberations will be profound; with all of 2020 underlying every frame of the movie, Songbird will be relevant, moving, and sentimental as a love story, while also scary as hell,” said Fogelson.
“We have been longtime fans and friends of many of the creative team behind Songbird. We are looking forward to working with Michael, Adam, Andrew, and the teams at Invisible Narratives and Catchlight Films, who have been behind some of the best recent films that marry realistic science fiction and emotional storylines in an effective and terrifying way.”
“Songbird is a story of hope in the midst of tragedy that we felt a pressing need to tell as we all live through the single greatest health crisis of our lifetimes. Everyone at STX understands and appreciates this film deep in their core,” added Goodman and Sugerman.
“Their commitment to Songbird has assured us that we are in the best possible hands, and we’re excited to be working with them on this adventure.”
Directed by Adam Mason (Into the Dark), who also wrote the script with Simon Boyes (Misconduct), the film features an all-star cast including KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Jenna Ortega, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Walter Hauser, and Demi Moore.
Also joining as producers are Invisible Narratives’ Adam Goodman and Andrew Sugerman and Catchlight Studios’ Jeanette Volturno, Jason Clark, and Marcei Brown. The film is also produced by Eben Davidson for Invisible Narratives and executive produced by Michael Kase.
The deal was negotiated by ICM Partners and Endeavor Content in concert with Goodman, Sugerman, and their outside counsel Reder & Feig LLP on behalf of Invisible Narratives. Endeavor Content is handling international sales for the film.