Earthquake Bird: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

Earthquake Bird – Copyright. Scott Free Productions

The fall season is in full swing and we’ve already seen some excellent new Originals arrive over the course of 2019. One such Original we hope will smash it out of the park is is the Ridley Scott produced original Earthquake Bird, which arrives this November. We have everything you need to know on Earthquake Bird, including the Netflix release date, plot, cast and trailer.

Earthquake Bird is a Netflix Original mystery drama based on the novel of the same name by author Susanna Jones. The film was produced by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) and was directed by Wash Westmoreland (Colette, Still Alice). Alongside his directing duties, Wash Westmoreland also wrote the screenplay for Earthquake Bird.


What is the plot of Earthquake Bird?

Set in 1989 Tokyo, Lucy Fly, a young female expat, is suspected of murder when her friend Lily goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle with Teiji, a handsome local photographer.


Who is in the cast of Earthquake Bird?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in Earthquake Bird:

RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Lucy FlyAlicia VikanderEx Machina | The Danish Girl | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Lily BridgesRiley KeoughMad Max: Fury Road | American Honey | It Comes at Night
BobJack HustonKill Your Darlings | Ben-Hur | American Hustle
NatsukoKiki SukezaneHeroes Reborn | Lost in Space | Westworld
TeijiNaoki KobayashiTatara Samurai | High & Low: The Movie 3 – Final Mission | High & Low: The Movie 2 – End of SKY
OguchiKen YamamuraThe Wolverine | Godzilla | Black Mirror
Mrs. KatoAkiko IwaseThe Forest | Love in Tokyo
KameyamaKenta Ogawa*Debuting in Earthquake Bird*

When did the production of Earthquake Bird take place?

Filming/Principal Photography began on May 8th, 2018 and concluded on July 7th, 2019.

The film then entered post-production but would take well over a year before premiering at the BFI London Film Festival.

What locations were used for filming?

All of the filming took place in Japan.

Very little is known on the exact locations of filming but the two known cities used were:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Sado Island, Niigata, Japan

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What is the run time of Earthquake Bird?

The official run time is 107 minutes.

What is the parental rating?

The parental rating for Earthquake Bird is R.

Will Earthquake Bird be available to stream in 4K?

The film was shot using an Arri Alexa 65, Hawk 65 Lenses camera, which has the capability to shoot in 4K. We fully expect Earthquake Bird to arrive in 4K like many of the latest Netflix Originals.


Has Netflix released a trailer for Earthquake Bird?

A Netflix trailer dropped for Earthquake Bird on October 9th.


When is the Netflix release date for Earthquake Bird?

Earthquake Bird’s scheduled arrival on Netflix is Friday the 15th of November, 2019.

Earthquake Bird already made its debut when it premiered at the BFI London Film Festival.

Will Earthquake Bird be available to stream in my region?

The Original is set to have a limited theatrical run from the 1st of November but will be exclusive to Netflix worldwide upon its digital release.


What are the ratings for Earthquake Bird?

Until its limited theatrical run and Netflix release, reviews for Earthquake Bird are scarce.

It’s current rating, listed on IMDb, is 7.4 out of 10.

There are no reviews from any critics on Rotten Tomatoes, at the time of publishing this article.

As for Metacritic, only one critic from the Hollywood Reporter has posted their review but a rating is yet to be generated.


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