Coronavirus Movie Is Being Developed by Director Eric Spade Rivas

The filmmaker, who helmed the 'Vamp Biker' series, claims the film project, titled 'Duke of York', will be 'sort of a stand against xenophobia' and will cover people's desperation amid this crisis.

AceShowbiz - A coronavirus pandemic movie is in the works from director Eric Spade Rivas.

The filmmaker, who helmed the "Vamp Biker" series, told the New York Post's Page Six he's started filming a project about the COVID-19 crisis - despite his actors being in isolation.

Rivas said he shot footage of the empty city over the weekend from his car, and the actors - including porn star Ron Jeremy and nightlife fixture Noel Ashman - are sending him clips of themselves performing their scenes, which he's editing together.

The film, titled "Duke of York", is about a dastardly movie producer who tries to trick a director into killing an Asian actor in a misguided attempt to take revenge for the disease.

"It's sort of a stand against xenophobia, and also about people's desperation during this time," Rivas explained.

Political and media figures, including U.S. leader Donald Trump, have come under fire for their rhetoric surrounding the global health crisis, with the American President describing COVID-19 as the "Chinese virus" and "Kung flu" - seemingly referencing the city of Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began in December (19).

A release date for the project remains unknown.

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