Bong Joon-ho, the talented filmmaker behind the riveting monster movie The Host (2006) and the audaciously ambitious Snowpiercer (2013), has directed Okja, a new action-adventure film that will stream this summer on Netflix.
And today, we have its very first trailer, providing us with our first look at the shy and introverted animal. Check it out in the video above!
Okja was directed by Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer), based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Ronson (Frank). The story follows Mija (Seohyun An), a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named 'Okja.' Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija’s horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.
Okja is produced by Plan B, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company, and stars Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange, Moonrise Kingdom), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Everest) and Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) in a bold, global adventure.
The cast also includes Devon Bostick (The 100), Lily Collins (To The Bone), Byun Heebong (The Host), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Yoon Je Moon (Mother), Choi Wooshik (Set Me Free) and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead).
Okja arrives on Netflix this summer.