First Teaser For Bong Joon Ho’s Okja


by James White |
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Given the frustrating release (or lack thereof) for Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer, we were happy to learn that his latest delve into sci-fi would be arriving via Netflix. The first teaser for creature feature Okja is here.

Okja focuses on a young woman named Mija (Seo-Hyeon Ahn) befriending the titular giant animal and trying to prevent a powerful, multi-national corporation from getting its ruthless paws on her pal.

And that corporate world is represented by the woman who felt like a perfect fit for Bong's world in Snowpiercer and seems just as right here: Tilda Swinton. According to the director himself, we know where his sympathies lie... "It is a bulky animal, but with a mild and kind spirit. The film is about a warm friendship between a country girl and a brute with stories. To me, the crazy world surrounding Okja and the girl looks more like a monster. I want to depict the two characters' bizarre journey and adventure across the tough world in an original fashion."

With Jake Gyllenhaal, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Dano, Lily Collins and Steven Yeun among the cast, we'll see what Bong came up with properly from 28 June.

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