Netflix's 'Earthquake Bird' Trailer Finds Alicia Vikander on the Hook for Murder


by Dave Trumbore

0Unless you are familiar with Susanna Jones' debut novel by the same name, you would be forgiven for not knowing what to make of the title Earthquake Bird. The award-winning 2001 novel pulls from the author own experiences studying Japanese culture and living and working in Japan.

Probably not so much the murder mystery aspect though; we are guessing/hoping that the fictional bit.

As for the meaning of 'earthquake bird', unfortunately, this first trailer for the Netflix flick does not give us any hints either. Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander leads this love triangle, completed by Riley Keough and Naoki Kobayashi; Jack Huston, Ken Yamamura, and Kiki Sukezane also star.

Wash Westmoreland (Colette) directs from a script he adapted. Ridley Scott is on board as an executive producer, and Atticus and Leopold Ross composed the music.

There a lot of big names involved with this project, but the first trailer paints it as a pretty by-the-numbers love triangle-meets-murder mystery. There a little extra bit of mental fracturing at play here, but will it be enough (along with the bizarre title) to let Earthquake Bird stand out from a crowded pack of streaming titles?

Published on October 9, 2019
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